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Zoë Meager is from Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand and has a Master of Creative Writing from the University of Auckland.

She won the 2013 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, Pacific Region, with her story Things with faces, which was published online in Granta. 

In 2014 she was Writer-in-Residence for six months at New Zealand Pacific Studio, Wairarapa.                                    

In 2015 she was runner-up for the Overland Story Wine Prize, and the following year won the North & South Short, Short Story Competition, and was shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize and the October 2016 Bath Flash Fiction Award.

Her work was nominated for The Best Small Fictions 2017, and was runner-up in the North & South Short, Short Story Competition, and in 2018 appeared in Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Her work has appeared in Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, Headland, Hue and Cry, Landfall, Turbine | Kapohau, Word-o-Mat, and in two Bath Flash Fiction anthologies, among others. 

Zoë is the Fiction Editor at takahe, and an Editorial Assistant (Fiction) for Overland.