"Only an animal or a child will run after something that has just mown it down." — from Things with faces.
Zoë Meager lives in her hometown of Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Her short stories and flash fiction have been commended at home and abroad, including winning the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, Pacific Region, 2013.
Her work has appeared in Hue and Cry, Landfall, North & South, Overland, and Turbine | Kapohau, and been anthologised in Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand, and two Bath Flash Fiction volumes.
Spike is forthcoming in Landfall 237.
THIS WAY UP is included in the Power:Frame issue of Oscen.
Yolk folk appears in Turbine | Kapohau.
Concrete dream is published in Sponge.
Hoot harbinger is included in Issue 6 (‘Wild’) of Severine Lit.
Sharp stars and How to select for animal testing appear on Christchurch city buses, via The Commuting Book.
A mother's touch – North & South and Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand
Concrete dream – Sponge
Engulfment – National Flash Fiction Day NZ
First fish – Overland
Four stubbies – Penduline Press
Heartworm – Penduline Press
Hoot harbinger – Severine Lit
How it ends – Headland
How to see a taniwha – Flash, I love you!
Let us choose to adventure (part 5.1) – Lockjaw Magazine
Lipstick on rye – The Lobsters Run Free: Bath Flash Fiction Volume 2
My, she was yar – Ellipsis Zine: One
No one looks sideways at a servant – HISSAC
Permafrost – Numéro Cinq
Plaster cast – Landfall
Rewilding – Flash Frontier
Say ahhh – The First Line
Spike – Landfall (forthcoming)
Starting again – Litro
The find – Word-o-Mat Edition 2
The lunchbox – North & South
The replacement – The Casket of Fictional Delights
The scar – Headland
The tether – The Island Review
Things with faces – Granta
This is how it works – Flash Frontier
THIS WAY UP – Oscen
Treaty 1941 – Blue Fifth Review
Yolk folk – Turbine | Kapohau
Your problem – Hue and Cry, Issue 7, ‘Deep’
FLASHPOINT – Flash Frontier
Heartworm (letterpress print by Makyla Curtis), in He Whakaritenga Hou – A New Setting exhibition at MOTAT.
How to build everything you hoped for, in Impossible Instructions: a collaboration between writers & artists (chapbook), Gigantic Sequins
Punctum Magazine – Būtnes ar sejām translated by Anastasija Mežecka
Zoë reads Yolk Folk on Plains FM’s Bookenz programme [from 22:32]