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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.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Honored to have two poems 'Hesychia' and 'Swing / Half Scene / Cleanskin / On a Summer's Day' accepted for publication in the next issue of Futures Trading. I would like to thank Caleb Puckett (Editor) for his support - Lawrence, Kansas

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Honored to have my two poems 'Shchedryk' and 'Kingdom of the Matador' accepted for publication by Neologism Poetry Journal (March, 2019 Issue). I would like to thank Christopher Fields for his great support - Greenfield, Massachusetts

Friday, 23 November 2018

So excited to have my Experimental Fiction 'Coup De Foudre' accepted for publication by Erin Slaughter (Editor) and Lena Ziegler (Editor). This piece will be featured in The Hunger (Winter Issue) - United States
Coup De Foudre

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Thrilled to have my Experimental Fiction 'The House of Anastasia and the Schizophrenic God' accepted for publication in Witch Craft Magazine (Issue # Five). I would like to thank Elle Nash (Editor) and Catch Business (Editor) for their support - United States

Monday, 5 November 2018

I would like to thank Amy Kinsman (Managing Editor) for accepting my poem 'Amorosa' for publication in Riggwelter Issue # 22 (June 1st, 2019) - Sheffield, England

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

I would like to thank Alan Catlin (Editor) of Misfitmagazine.net for nominating my poem 'The Toys We Play With' for the 2019 Puschart Prize! This poem was published in issue #24 - Summer 2018 - United States
The Toys We Play With


Friday, 26 October 2018

Very excited to have my three poems 'I Fell      Into      Her Voice', 'The Cross' and 'The School House' forthcoming in Metapsychosis - Journal of Consciousness, Literature, and Art. I would like to thank Marco V. Morelli (Founder & Editor) and Brigid Burke (Editor) for their support. These poems will appear in 2018/2019 - United States

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Very excited to have my three poems 'Soteria', 'We That Are Young Shall Never See So Much, Nor Live So Long' and 'Felix Culpa' forthcoming in Metapsychosis - Journal of Consciousness, Literature, and Art. I would like to thank Marco V. Morelli (Founder & Editor) and Brigid Burke (Editor) for their support. These poems will appear in 2018 - United States
Felix Culpa, We That Are Young Shall Never See So Much, Nor Live So Long

Saturday, 13 October 2018

I would like to thank Kate Garrett (Managing Editor) for accepting my poem 'Roshanak' for publication in Three Drops from a Cauldron (Samhain 2018 special). Very excited to be part of this! It will appear on the 30th of October, 2018 - Sheffield, England
Roshanak



Thursday, 20 September 2018

I would like to thank William V. Ray (Editor) for accepting my poem 'The Sun in the Sling' in the next issue of The Courtship of Winds. I am honored to be published here! - Boxborough, Massachusetts
The Sun in the Sling
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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Honored to have two Experimental Fiction pieces 'The Ferris Wheel' and 'Culpability of the Chalice' accepted for publication in Grimoire Magazine (Fall, 2018 issue). I would like to thank the editors Jessica Berger, Annah Browning & Brooke Wonders! - United States
The Culpability of the Chalice & The Ferris Wheel
 √Ę€œSaturne√Ę€ by Madel Floyd

Monday, 20 August 2018

A big thank you to Leah Newsom (Founding Editor), Chelsea Liston (Editor) & Chloe Boxer (Editor) for accepting my poem 'De Profundis' for publication in Spilled Milk Magazine  (Issue 9, 31st of August, 2018) - Tempe, Arizona
De Profundis

Monday, 13 August 2018

I would like to thank Nate Ragolia (Editor) for accepting my Experimental Prose 'Folie a Deux' for publication in Boned (9th of July, 2019). I am honored to be part of this journal! - Denver, Colorado

Thursday, 2 August 2018

I would like to thank Christopher Fields (Editor) for accepting my poem 'The Ritual' for publication in Neologism Poetry Journal (November Issue) - Greenfield, Massachusetts
Desire, Sex Complex, Vanishing Point, The Ritual

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Rapt to have my poem 'Birds' accepted for publication in Gasher Journal. Thank you to Whitney Kerutis, Managing Editor and the team! My poem will appear in the August online issue, Daily Doses - Boulder, Colorado
Birds


I would like to thank Julia Leverone (Editor/Translations) & Emily Myrick (Prose Reader) for accepting my Experimental Fiction 'In the Name of the Son'. It will appear in Sakura Review - Ninth Issue, 2018 - Denton Texas
In the Name of the Son

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Thank you to Erica Mena (Executive Director) & David Weiden (Fiction Editor) for accepting my Experimental Fiction 'Hell is For Children' for publication in Anomalous Press. I am very excited to be part of this journal which celebrates experimental writing! (Issue #28) - International 

Thursday, 7 June 2018

So excited to have my four poems 'The Man Who Hatched From the Moon', 'Salva Animam Meam', 'The Assumption' and  'When I Fly Without Balloons' accepted for publication by Andrea Janda (Managing Editor) and Mary Breaden (Managing Editor). These poems will appear in Visitant throughout 2018 - Brooklyn, New York
The Man Who Hatched From the Moon
Salva Animam Meam
The Assumption
When I Fly Without Balloons
Salva Animam Meam

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Thrilled to have my Experimental Prose 'The Concubine' accepted by Menacing Hedge. I would like to thank Kelly Boyker (Founding Editor) & Amanda Gowin (Fiction Editor) for publishing my audio recording and drafts in the 'Scary Bush' section in the journal. This piece has been published in the Summer 2018 Edition (June) - Seattle, Washington 
The Concubine

Friday, 18 May 2018

Rapt to have my Experimental Prose 'Rue of Maiorum' accepted for publication by Managing Editor, Kate Garrett. It will appear in Lonesome October Lit on Friday the 13th of July - Sheffield, England 
Rue of Maiorum

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A big thank you to Christopher Fields (Editor) for accepting my three poems 'Desire', 'Sex Complex' and 'Vanishing Point' for Neologism Poetry Journal. Rapt to be published here again! (November Issue) - Greenfield, Massachusetts
Desire, Sex Complex,Vanishing Point,The Ritual
Thrilled to have my two experimental prose pieces 'Woman of the Apocalypse' and 'The Crying Room' accepted by The Cerurove. A big thank you to Tanya Singh (Founder & Editor-in-Chief), Robert Okaji (Genre Editor) and the team for their support and encouragement. The pieces will go live in Issue Three - International
Woman of the Apocalypse & The Crying Room

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

A big thank you to Christopher Fields, Editor for accepting my poems 'The Prohibition of Aphrodite',  'The Rooting of Birds', 'Child of the Well', 'The House' and 'Deus Meus, Deus Meus, Ut Quid Dereliquisti Me' for publication in Neologism Poetry Journal (April, 2018) - Greenfield, Massachusetts
Deus Meus, Deus Meus, Ut Quid Dereliquisti Me, The Prohibition of Aphrodite, The Rooting of Birds, Eating Roses, The House, Child of the Well

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Many thanks to Christopher Fields, Editor for accepting my poem 'Eating Roses' for this month's edition of Neologism Poetry Journal. Very excited to be published here! Greenfield, Massachusetts
Deus Meus, Deus Meus, Ut Quid Dereliquisti Me, The Prohibition of Aphrodite, The Rooting of Birds, Eating Roses, The House, Child of the Well

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Very excited to have my poem 'Ship of Theseus' accepted for publication in Blakelight. I would like to thank Amani El Charif (Founder & Editor) & Israa Hamze (Co-Editor) for their support and encouragement. The poem will go live in Issue 3 - Tripoli, Lebanon
Ship of Theseus

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Thrilled to have my experimental fiction piece 'The Haunting of Reinheit' accepted for publication by Minetta Review - a literary and arts publication at New York University. I would like to thank Sofiya Joseph (Prose Editor) and the team for their support. The piece will go live in May, 2018 - New York, United States
The Haunting of Reinheit
Thank you to Carleton Whaley (Editor-in-Chief) and the team for accepting my Fiction 'The Man and His Till' for publication in The Slag Review. I am rapt to be a contributor in this journal again! The piece will be published in Spring, 2018 - United States
The Man and His Till
Very happy to have my poem 'Blackout' accepted for publication by the Minetta Review - a literary and arts publication at New York University. I would like to thank Derek Mizell (Editor) & Ahmed Sherif (Poetry Editor) for their support. The piece will be published in Spring, 2018 - New York, United States
Blackout

Monday, 16 April 2018

Thank you to Afton Wooters (Founder/Publisher) & Stevie Schrecengost (Founder/Publisher) for accepting my poem 'Sparrow to Crows' and my fiction 'Teaspoons in Coffee Cups'. This writing will be published in Hungry Chimera Magazine on June, 2018 (Issue 5) - Lake Stevens, Washington
Sparrow to Crow & Teaspoons in Coffee CupsPublication preview

Saturday, 7 April 2018

So excited to have my Fiction Piece 'The Crown of Jewels' accepted for publication in Trampset. I would like to thank Scott Neuffer (Editor) for his support and encouragement. The story will be published in May, 2018 - Nevada, United States
The Crown of Jewels



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Thrilled to have my fiction piece 'The Exorcism of Ecphora' accepted for publication by C.E Lukather & Paul Garson, Editors of The Writing Disorder. The work will be published in Summer, 2018 - Los Angeles, California
The Exorcism of Ecphora

Sunday, 1 April 2018

I would like to thank Emily Heinz (Editor) & Leah Kuehn (Editor) for supporting my work.Very excited to have my two poems 'Answer to Job' and 'When there is Mourning, Please Don't Knock on My Door' accepted for publication in The Lark - Volume 11, Issue 1- Westbrook, Maine, USA
Answer to Job & When there is Mourning, Please Don't Knock on My Door

Sunday, 18 March 2018

I would like to thank Alan Catlin (Editor) and the team at Misfitmagazine.net/ for accepting my three poems 'The Bad American', 'Toys We Play With' and 'The Breakdown' for publication (Issue # 24 - Summer) - United States
The Bad American, Toys We Play With, The Breakdown

Monday, 12 March 2018

I am very excited to have my poems 'She is a Meat-Eating Carousel', 'The Surgeon', 'A Conversation with Survival', 'Between Fields of Guilt and Preservation', 'Ladle of Fantasy' and 'The East Cote' accepted for publication by Tess Tabak and e. kirshe (Editors). These poems will be published in The Furious Gazelle - Brooklyn, New York
She is a Meat-Eating Carousel, The Surgeon, A Conversation With Survival
Between Fields of Guilt and Preservation, Ladle of Fantasy, The East Cote

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Honored to be published by Riggwelter Press again! I would like to thank Amy Kinsman (Managing Editor) for publishing my poem 'Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomena' (Issue 13). It will be released on the 1st of September, 2018 - Manchester, England
Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomena

Friday, 2 March 2018

I would like to thank Owen Kaelan (Editor) for accepting my story 'Tale of Two Hills' for publication in Gone Lawn 28 (April 17, 2018). I am very excited to be a part of this journal! - Watertown, Massachusettes
Tale of Two Hills

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

So happy to have my three poems 'We Are Children Because Our Father is Dead', 'My Mother Loves Me from Space' and 'La Ville Lumiere' accepted for publication in Futures Trading. I would like to thank Caleb Puckett (Editor) for his support. The poems will be published next week - Lawrence, Kansas
My Mother Loves Me from Space, La Ville Lumiere, We Are Children Because Our Father is Dead

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Very excited to have my prose piece 'The Execution' accepted for publication by Cat on a Leash Review. I would like to thank Diane D. Gillette and A. A. Malina (Editors) for their support. The story will be released on the 25th February, 2018 - Chicago, Illinois
The Execution

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Thrilled to have my poem 'Not Recommended for Literal Audiences' accepted for publication by Hans Hetrick (Editor) and the team at The Wax Paper. It will be released in the next issue - Brooklyn, New York
Not Recommended For Literal Audiences

Sunday, 21 January 2018

So happy to have my poem 'I Am Eye Skins Still' accepted for publication by Communion Arts Journal. Thank you to Jane Williams (Writer) and Ralph Wessman (Publisher) for their support. My poem will be released in the next issue (June, 2018) - Tasmania, Australia
I Am Eye Skins Still
communion 9, June 2018

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Thrilled to have my poem 'I Was a Hole in the Snow' accepted for publication in the next issue of 45th Parallel. Thank you to Ben Swimm (Poetry Editor) and the team for their support. 45th Parallel's symbolic meaning is 'in-between place' which is a concept I'm exploring a great deal in my writing right now. This journal is affiliated with Oregon State University's School of Writing, Literature, and Film - Corvallis, Oregon
I Was a Hole in the Snow



Friday, 12 January 2018

So rapt to have my prose 'The Beautiful Suicides' accepted for publication in Borrowed Solace. I would like to thank Amber Porter (Fiction Editor) and the team for their support. It will be released in 2018 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 
The Beautiful Suicides & Writer Interview