I’m a writer, editor, publisher and researcher from Melbourne. My fiction, criticism, essays and journalism have been published widely in places like: Best Australian Short Stories, Australian Book ReviewKill Your Darlings, The AustralianOverlandThe Lifted BrowThe Sydney Morning HeraldFireflies, The Age, The Guardian, Meanjin, Antithesis and Vice.

In 2018 I won the Felix Meyer Scholarship to attend the Summer Literary Series in Kenya, studying under Lynne Tillman.

My 2017 story ‘The Leaching Layer’ was runner-up for the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. In 2016, my short story ‘Help Me Harden My Heart’, was commended for the 2016 Jolley Prize. The story was also included in Best Australian Short Stories 2017, edited by Maxine Beneba Clarke.

In 2016 I also received the R.G. Wilson Scholarship, for one of the three highest overall marks for Honours students enrolled in the Arts Faculty at the University of Melbourne.

I’m currently working on a novel called In Real Life, and a book of short stories.

You can reach me at: domamerena@gmail.com