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Annie Blake is an Australian writer and divergent thinker. She is a wife and mother of five children. She started school as an EAL student and was raised and, continues to live in a multicultural and industrial location in the West of Melbourne. Her research aims to exfoliate branches of psychoanalysis and metaphysics. She is currently focusing on in medias res and arthouse writing. She enjoys exploring symbology and the surreal and phantasmagorical nature of unconscious material. Her work is best understood when interpreted like dreams. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Australian Catholic University).

She is a member of the C G Jung Society of Melbourne and Existentialist Society in Melbourne. You can visit her on annieblakethegatherer.blogspot.com.au and https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009445206990.



Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Metapsychosis, Witch Craft Magazine, Three Drops From a Cauldron, Visitant, Lonesome October Lit, Menacing Hedge, The Cerurove, The Wax Paper, Neologism Poetry Journal, Blakelight, Minetta Review, Hungry Chimera Magazine, The Writing Disorder, The Lark, Misfitmagazine.net/, The Furious Gazelle, Gone Lawn, Futures Trading, Cat on a Leash Review, 45th Parallel, Communion Arts Journal, Borrowed Solace, Gambling the Aisle, The RavensPerch, West Texas Literary Review, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Riggwelter Press, Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal, The Hunger, The Slag Review, Sky Island Journal, Trampset, Anomaly Literary Journal, Haikuniverse, North of Oxford, Blue Heron Review, Mascara Literary Review, Red Savina Review, Antipodes, Uneven Floor, The Voices Project, Into the Void, Southerly, Hello Horror, Verity La, GFT Press, About Place Journal, Gravel, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite Poetry Review and elsewhere.


Her Poem 'The Toys We Play With' has been nominated for the 2019 Puschart Prize by Misfitmagazine.net.

Her Fiction ‘How I Swallowed a Snake’ has been nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize by The Slag Review.

Her poem ‘These Grey Streets’ was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize by Vine Leaves Literary Journal.

Friday, 2 December 2016

I would like to thank Philip Elliott (Editor-in-Chief) for accepting my poem 'Annihilation' for publication in Issue Three of Into the Void Magazine. Publication date is the 25th of January, 2017.
Into the Void Issue #3

Sunday, 9 October 2016

I would like to thank Brent Armour (Editor) for accepting my poem 'Stillborn' for publication in Hello Horror. It is very exciting to get back into the Horror Genre! It will be released in January, 2017.
Stillborn - Hello Horror

Saturday, 8 October 2016

I would like to thank Jessica Bell (Editor) for accepting my poems 'Metanoia', 'Alice in Hell' and 'Jonah in the Whale' for publication in Vine Leaves Literary Journal - Issue # 19. (November, 2017). I am very excited to be contributing to this journal again!
Metanoia, Alice in Hell, Jonah in the Whale

Thursday, 21 July 2016

I would like to thank the Poetry Editor, Kate Lilley for accepting my poem "Chinese Lanterns" for publication in Southerly. (The Journal of the English Association, Sydney Australia). The poem will be released in 2017.
Chinese Lanterns

Monday, 18 July 2016

I would like to thank Jack Daniel Miles (Editor-in-Chief) for accepting my poems, "It's Almost Over" and "Another Winter" in the Ground Fresh Thursday series (October 2016). I am proud to be a contributor of GFT Press as they support the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
It's Almost Over & Another Winter GFT Press

Thursday, 12 May 2016

I would like to thank Michele Seminara and Robbie Coburn for publishing my poem "O Animus" for publication in Verity La (released 31st of August, 2016). I am honored to be part of this journal. 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I am very excited about Metta Sama accepting another of my poems, "The Father's Knife" for publication in About Journal - Re-imagine Everything Differently (1st May, 2016). I am honored to be part of this journal's "Think Tank".

Sunday, 27 March 2016

I would like to thank Metta Sama (Issue Editor) for accepting my poem "The Gun" for publication in About Place Journal (Re-imagine Everything Differently) May, 2016. I am honored to be a contributing to this wonderful journal again!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

I am very happy to have my poem "The Cries of His Rush" accepted by Michael Sharkey (editor of Australian Poetry Journal) for publication in the June issue (number 6.1).
Australian Poetry Journal Volume 6 Issue 1

Friday, 26 February 2016

I would like to thank Fiona Wright and Omar Sakr (Guest Editors) and Kent MacCarter (Managing Editor) for accepting my poem "You Kept Up the Swell and Arched it Over" for publication in Cordite Poetry Review (Melbourne, Australia). I would like to thank them for supporting my creativity. The poem is dedicated to my husband and will be released on the 1st of May, 2016.