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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, 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