About me

I am a writer and PhD candidate at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria. My writing has appeared in The GuardianGriffith Review, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Island Magazine, Crikey and elsewhere. In 2020 I was the recipient of the Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award, administered by the Mildura Writers' Festival, the Deakin University Community Bank Literary Award, and shortlisted for the Peter Carey Award.

Prior to commencing my PhD I was the Publishing Officer at UWA Publishing in Western Australia. I am now the Assistant Manager at Geelong's only independent bookshop, The Book Bird. Soapmy debut collection of poetry, was published by Recent Work Press in 2017. 

In addition to writing, I also paint. Find my paintings on Instagram at @charlotte_lucy_paints, and Facebook at 'Charlotte Lucy Paints'.

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Publishing Record


  • Marngoneet Prison Writing competition and anthology. (Judge and editor)

  • 'Like Bookshops,' Australian Booksellers Association commission for Love Your Bookshop Day 2021. (Poem)

  • 'Lohmelle', shortlisted for the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. (Short Story)

  • A letter to my mother in Dear Mum, edited by Samuel Johnson OAM, Hachette Australia. (Article)


  • 'Diary', F*EMS Zine, December. (Article)

  • 'A Colour Other Than Blue,' Verandah Journal, and winner of the Deakin University Community Bank Literary Award, November. (Short Story)

  • 'The Time Between,' Write or Die Tribe, 21 September. (Article) 

  • 'In Isolation with Charlotte Guest,' Dining in Place, 10 August. (Article)

  • Recipient of the 2020 Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award, administered by the Mildura Writer's Festival. (Award)

  • 'The novel I read in lockdown wasn't escapist fiction - it was set in my house,' The Guardian, 14 July. (Article)

  • 'Flight Mode'Kill Your Darlings, 2 July. (Short Story)

  • 'Flight Mode' shortlisted in the 2020 Peter Carey Award. 12 May. (Award) 

  • Review of Please Don't Hug Me by Kay Kerr, Books+Publishing Magazine. (Review)


  • Review of Blueberries by Ellena Savage, Books+Publishing Magazine. (Review)

  • A letter to my father in Dear Dad, edited by Samuel Johnson OAM, Hachette Australia. (Article)


  • 'A Christmas without Christmas: on grief and holiday ritual,' Crikey. (Article)

  • 'Balls in the Air,' The Weekend Australian Review Magazine, 19-20 May. (Article)

  • 'The thing about sport and poetry is that they're kind of similar,' Balancing Acts, Women in Sport: Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies & Love, Brow Books. (Article)


  • Soap, Recent Work Press. (Book)

  • 'An Essay Concerning Animals,' Island Magazine, issue 151. (Short story)

  • 'After Barbara: Encountering an artist,' Griffith Review: State of Hope, issue 55. (Article; memoir) 

  • 'Hey Sweetheart, Hey Love,' Griffith Review: Millennials Strike Back. (Poetry)

  • 'Egg Tempera,' Overland. (Poetry)

  • 'Networking Drinks,' Overland. (Poetry)

  • 'Things to Come,' Joiner Bay: and other stories, Margaret River Press. (Short story)

  • 'Bivouac,' Verity La. (Poetry)

  • 'Pleistocene Soup,' Westerly Magazine, issue 62.1. (Poetry)

  • 'Notes on the disappearance of a friend,' Grieve Poetry Anthology, Hunter Writers Centre. (Poetry)

  • 'Autobiographical Fragment,' Axon: Creative Explorations, issue 13. (Poetry)

  • 'Daddy,' Axon: Creative Explorations, issue 13. (Poetry)

  • 'Blue Days,' Tract: Prose Poems, Recent Work Press. (Poetry)


  • 'Hey Preacher,' Cordite Poetry Review. (Poetry)

  • 'For Eurydice,' Voiceworks, issue 'The Bang'. (Poetry)


  • 'On Extinctions by Hannie Rayson,' Australian Book Review. (Review)

  • 'Down the Aisle, Music,' Seizure Online. (Short Story)

  • 'Overflow,' Writ Poetry Review. (Poetry)



2018 -

Deakin University 

PhD Candidate in Creative Writing

2010 - 2015

University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in English and Cultural Studies


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