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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.

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