Zoë Meager is Regional Winner, 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Issue 7 and 8 Contributor Zoë Meager of New Zealand is the Pacific Regional Winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for “Things with Faces.”

About “Things with Faces” she writes:  

“Intangible keepsakes – sounds, images, feelings – piece together the memory of a childhood. From a wild landscape, a creature comes forth to live with people, while in return a father is swallowed whole, disappearing past the edges of the known world. As a family lives its life, each learns what it is to seek comfort and to love fiercely, and that those are instincts of not only humans, but other animals too.

“I’m so lucky to be included in the shortlist for such a well-respected competition, and it’s incredibly fortifying to win the Pacific regional prize. It’s a thrill to think that ‘Things With Faces’ is contributing to this unique collection of imaginative works from all around the world.”

She is also the author of five pieces appearing in Penduline: a series of flash fictions, “Four Stubbies,” and the prose poem “Heartworm.” Other work is forthcoming in Hue and Cry.