I’m an Australian writer, editor, publisher and researcher who lives between Melbourne and Athens. My fiction, criticism, essays and journalism have been published and anthologised in places like: Sydney Review of Books, IslandBest Australian Short Stories,Australian Book Review, Slow Canoe, The Newcastle Short Story AnthologyKill Your Darlings, The AustralianOverlandThe Lifted BrowThe Sydney Morning HeraldFireflies, The Age, The Guardian, Meanjin, Antithesis and Vice.

I’ve won, or been short-listed for, several prizes, including: The Newcastle Short Story Award (2019), the Felix Meyer Scholarship (2018), the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize (2017 & 2016) and the R.G Wilson Scholarship (2016).

I’m currently doing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of RMIT and working on a novel called In Real Life, and a book of short stories.

You can reach me at: domamerena@gmail.com