About

Megan

Megan McGrath is from North Stradbroke Island in Queensland, Australia, and has written for the New York Times, Meanjin and Griffith Review. Her award-winning short fiction is published in literary journals and anthologies. In 2015 she won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her recent work includes surf fiction for Tracks magazine, and the novella Whale Station.  

Connect with Megan by email via meganmcgraths [at] gmail [dot] com

or on Twitter @ meganmcgraths

Novellas

Griffith REVIEW (October 2014) ‘Whale station’, vol. 46, pp. 60-118

Short Fiction and Non-Fiction

The New York Times (December 2016) ‘Help for Australia’s Coal Workers’.

Tincture Journal (September 2016) ‘Making Noise: Ellen van Neerven’, Issue 15

Tincture Journal (June 2016) ‘Making Noise: Anna Spargo-Ryan’, Issue 14

SLQ Today (May 2016) ‘Word Up’, [Online] Available: http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/slq-today/2016/05/05/word-up/

Writing Queensland (April 2016) ‘On still emerging’, [Online] Available: http://www.writingqueensland.com.au/on-still-emerging/

Tincture Journal (March 2016) ‘Making Noise: David Burton’, Issue 13, Available: http://tincture-journal.com/2016/03/02/issue-thirteen-editorial-by-daniel-young/

Tracks magazine (February 2016) ‘The Cape’, vol. 546, pp. 111

Tracks magazine (July 2015) ‘Fins’, vol. 538, pp. 111

Griffith REVIEW Great Reads (June 2015) ‘World Oceans Day’, [Online] Available: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c503fea747c01dd4782a5ceaa&id=6f3081997d

WQ Online (June 2015) ‘Project: Novella’, [Online] Available: http://www.writingqueensland.com.au/project-novella/

Tracks magazine (March 2015) ‘Brother Bird’, vol. 534, pp. 123

Meanjin (July 2014) ‘What I’m Reading’, [Online] Available: http://meanjin.com.au/blog/post/what-i-m-readingmegan-mcgrath/

Queensland Writers Centre (June 2014) ‘The Writer’s Guides’ [Online] Available: https://qwc.asn.au/resources/

Read Live Enjoy (October 2013) ‘Foreword’, pp. I-III

Seizure Journal (March 2013) ‘The Breakers’, [Online] Available: http://seizureonline.com/the-breakers/

Tiny Owl Workshop (February 2013) ‘Like Yellow Roses’.

Dexian Racking (February 2012) ‘Glass Houses’, vol. 2 The Femme Fatale [Online] Available: http://dexianracking. squarespace.com/

Imagining the City (November 2011) ‘Bureaucracy for the Broken-Hearted’.

Australian Literature Review (October 2011) ‘Farewell, the Sea’, [Online] Available: http://auslit.net/2011/10/21/farewell-the-sea-by-megan-mcgrath/

Dexian Racking (September 2011) ‘Friends Like These’, vol. 2 The Swamp [Online] Available: http://dexianracking. squarespace.com/

One Book Many Brisbanes (May 2011) ‘The River City’, vol. 6, pp. 12-22

Wordy MoFo (December 2010) ‘The X-Philes’, vol. 3

Wordy MoFo (October 2010) ‘Twelve of one, half a dozen of the other’, vol. 1

Griffith REVIEW (March 2010) ‘The lunar coast’, vol. 28, pp. 251-259

WQ Magazine (October 2009) ‘The Waiting Game’, vol. 189, pp. 12

The Courier Mail (September 2009) ‘The lunar coast’, ETC lift-out, pp. 25

lip Magazine (May 2007) ‘Talking the talk’, vol. 13, pp. 45

lip Magazine (December 2006) ‘Tough Break’, vol. 12, pp. 31

Awards

Winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers Alice Sinclair Award (2016) for ‘Tell-tale’.

Winner of the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award (2015).

Winner of the Griffith REVIEW Novella Project II (2014) for ‘Whale station’.

Winner of AusLit Espionage & Deceit Short Story Competition (2011) for ‘Farewell, the Sea’.

Shortlisted for the Katharine Susannah Prichard Young Writer-in-Residence Program (2010)

Winner of the Queensland Young Writers Award (2009) for ‘The lunar coast’.

Shortlisted for the Queensland Young Writers Award (2008) for ‘Gerald’.

Winner of the Queensland Young Writers Award: Maureen Donahoe Prize (2007) for ‘Fuel for Loneliness’.

Highly Commended for the Queensland Young Writers Award (2006) for ‘NSI’.

Upcoming Events
Introduction to Creative Writing (Southport: Sat 28 Oct; Sunnybank: Sat 4 Nov)
Introduction to Journaling (Grange: Sat 18 Nov)

Panels and Readings 

Literary Salon(July 2017) ‘The Cape’ and ‘The Night Catch’, South Brisbane QLD.

Brisbane Writers Festival (September 2016) ‘The Sound: Sarah Drummond’, Brisbane QLD.

Brisbane Writers Festival (September 2016) ‘Memoir Reading Series’, Brisbane QLD.

Emerging Writers Festival (June 2015) ‘Freelancing for Life’, Melbourne VIC.

Emerging Writers Festival (June 2015) ‘How To Be a Writer’, Melbourne VIC.

Emerging Writers Festival (June 2015) ‘What You Wish You’d Known in High School’, Melbourne VIC.

Queensland Writers Centre (May 2015) ‘Launch Lab’, Brisbane QLD.

Queensland Writers Centre (February 2015) ‘Meet the Publishers’, Sunshine Coast QLD.

Whispers salon (December 2014) ‘Whale station’.

4zzz Book Club (November 2014) ‘Whale station’.

Avid Reader (November 2014) ‘Whale station’.

The Wheeler Centre (October 2014) ‘The Novella: Forgotten Stories’, Melbourne VIC.

Brisbane Writers Festival (September 2014) ‘Inspire: Adventure’, Brisbane QLD.

GenreCon (October 2013) ‘What Writers Get Wrong’, Brisbane QLD.

Brisbane Writers Festival (September 2013) ‘Into the Woods’, Brisbane QLD.

Whispers salon (June 2013) ‘Angeles’.

Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival (April 2013) ‘Journey of the Book’, Sunshine Coast QLD.

Brisbane City Council Libraries (March 2013) ‘Blogging and Author Platforms’, Mt Gravatt QLD.

Somerset Celebration of Literature (February 2013) ‘Blogging and Author Platforms’, Gold Coast QLD.

Brisbane Writers Festival (September 2005) Emerging Writers Showcase.

The Courier Mail (August 2005) Write Small Competition.

Creative Writing Tutor

Queensland Writers Centre (July 2017) ‘Fact or Fiction’, Mt Ommaney QLD.

Queensland Writers Centre (June 2017) ‘Introduction to Journaling’, Kenmore QLD.

Queensland Writers Centre (March 2017) ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’, Ashgrove QLD.

Scenic Rim Writers (August 2016) ‘Writing Short Stories’, Beaudesert QLD.

Queensland Writers Centre (May 2016, June 2013) ‘Write On!’, Brisbane QLD.

Queensland Writers Centre (May 2016, May 2014, September 2013) ‘Toolkit for Writers’, Brisbane QLD.

State Library of Queensland (March 2016) ‘Word Up’, South Brisbane QLD.

Queensland Writers Centre (March 2016, March 2014, July 2013) ‘Introduction to Creative Writing / Writing 101’, Brisbane QLD.

IMPACT Centre / Backbone Youth Arts (March 2016) ‘Inspiring Creativity’, [Online]

Emerging Writers Festival (June 2015) ‘Freelancing for Life Masterclass’, Melbourne VIC.

Queensland Writers Centre (April 2015) ‘To Market, To Market’, Brisbane QLD.

State Library of Queensland/QWC Regional Workshops (June 2014) ‘Short Story Writing’, Brisbane QLD.

State Library of Queensland/QWC Regional Workshops (June 2014) ‘Short Story Writing’, Gold Coast QLD.

State Library of Queensland/QWC Regional Workshops (May 2014) ‘Short Story Writing’, Townsville QLD.

Sandcliffe Writers Festival (August 2013) ‘Blogging and Author Platforms’, Bracken Ridge QLD.

The Australian Writers Marketplace (April 2013) ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’, [Online]

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