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Zoe Meager


“The red-haired man drove to the bay with his father’s dinghy in a trailer behind him, nodding through the morning darkness. Rounding a corner, water spilled onto the horizon. Hills ringing the shore were still black but beneath them, the sea was bright. The bay was real again…” read more First fish


To contact Zoë through her agent, visit Elise Dillsworth Agency.

Zoe MeagerZoë Meager is from Christchurch,
New Zealand and has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland.

She won the 2013 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, Pacific Region, and was runner-up for the 2015 Overland Story Wine Prize. In 2016 she won the North & South Short, Short Story Competition and was shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize.

Her work was nominated for Best Short Fictions 2017, and anthologised in To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One.

June 2017

Engulfment is one of the top 22 stories selected for National Flash Fiction Day’s Micro Madness.

March 2017

Sharp Stars is published in To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One.

January 2017

Treaty 1941 appears in Blue Fifth Review and is nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017.

December 2016

How to build everything you hoped for, video art with story, is included in Art Is A Living Thing, at Aratoi: Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, from 3rd December 2016 to 15th January 2017.

November 2016

A mother’s touch wins North & South Short, Short Story Competition.

Sharp stars, in To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One

A mother’s touch, in North & South magazine, December 2016.

How to select for animal testing, in The New Guard Volume IV,

How to build everything you hoped for, in Impossible Instructions: a collaboration between writers & artists (chapbook), Gigantic Sequins

No one looks sideways at a servant, in HISSAC Winners Anthology: 10 Years Promoting New Writing, available from Amazon and Book Depository

Say ahhh, The First Line, Volume 15, Issue 3

Your problem, Hue and Cry, Issue 7, ‘Deep’

Blue Fifth Review – Treaty 1941

Flash Frontier – FLASHPOINT, Rewilding, This is how it works

Granta – Things with faces

Headland – How it ends, The scar

Highlands and Islands Short Story Association – No one looks sideways at a servant

In Collusion – Abstract Composition I and Abstract Composition II

The Island Review – The tether

Lockjaw Magazine – Let us choose to adventure (Part 5.1)

National Flash Fiction Day NZ – Engulfment

North & South – A mother’s touch

Numéro Cinq – Permafrost

Overland – First fish

Penduline Press – Heartworm, Four stubbies