Melissa Manning writes short and long-form fiction. Her work has been published in Award Winning Australian Writing, Best Small Fictions (US), To Carry Her Home (UK), Overland, The Big Issue and Visible Ink. She won the 2015 Overland Story Wine Prize and has been recognised in a number of competitions in Australia and overseas. Her novels, Written on Bark and Island, earned her a Varuna Residency Fellowship, and a place on the ACT Writers’ HARDCOPY program. She is currently working on a short story collection with the support of an ASA Emerging Writers’ Mentorship.