Creative Works

Ash’s creative practice involves writing novels, short fiction and poetry, and making zines herself and in collaboration with others. Her work experiments at the boundaries of social science and creative writing, and she is a recognised international leader in sociological fiction. She is also an experienced fiction editor. Ash received her Bachelor of Communications with Honours, majoring in Creative Writing and Literature, in 2014 from Griffith University. She has performed spoken word poetry at the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne, and interned with the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia.

Novel
2020. Into the Sea. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

Writing
2020. Moths. Baby Teeth Journal. [Poetry]
2019. Home is a Jade Egg in my Mouth. Brain Drip. [Poetry]
2019. Possessed by a Sense of the TrapOverland (online). [Essay]
2018. Allen KeySo Fi Zine, edition 3. [Fiction]
2018. Folded Up. Pink Cover Zine, edition 1. [Poetry]
2017. 10 Scenes in London, 2017, So Fi Zine, edition 1. [Fiction]
2017. Joan Didion’s Recipe BookBareknuckle Poet Annual Anthology Vol. 2. [Fiction]
2016. Single Beds Make Sleepovers DifficultSCUM Magazine. [Fiction]
2016. Men Are Not From Mars (the death of an almost-relationship)Getamungstit. [Essay]
2016. Joan Didion’s Recipe BookBareknuckle Poet Journal of Letters. [Fiction]
2016. Crossing the Red LineGetamungstit. [Essay]
2016. The Top Job: Reflections on Australia’s First Female Prime Minister, Getamungstit. [Essay]
2014. The Glitter Strip-Down, Teaching Youth Studies Through Popular Culture. [Poetry]
2014. Stone, Teaching Youth Studies Through Popular Culture. [Essay]
2013. Happy Never After, Talent Implied: new writing from Griffith. [Fiction]
2013. Vajazzled, Talent Implied: new writing from Griffith. [Fiction]
2013. Graffiti Revolution, Talent Implied: new writing from Griffith. [Fiction]
2011. Untitled, The Splash. [Fiction]

Zines (series)
2017 – ongoing. So Fi Zine: a sociological fiction publication. Frances St Press (ISSN 2209-3028) (7 editions to date).
2018 – ongoing. AKE Zine: a feminist arts/research zine. Frances St Press (ISSN 2651-8724) (3 editions to date).

Zines (stand-alone)
2019. advice from my @co-star horoscope that I actually need everyday.
2019. advice from my @co-star horoscope that I actually need everyday, part 2.
2019. FRG Zine. Frances St Press. Produced at/for Creativity and Methodological Innovation in the Sociology of Familial and Intimate Relationships, a TASA Families and Relationships Thematic Group event.
2019. Algorithmic Micropolitics. Frances St Press. Produced at/for a UNSW Sydney Vitalities Lab workshop on the ‘felt presence’ of algorithms in everyday life.

Writing/Editing Appointments
2020-present. Editorial Board Member, Authora Australis, Australia.
2017-present. Fiction Editor, The Sociological Review, UK.
2015-2016. Features Editor, Getamungstit, Griffith University Student Magazine, Australia.
2015-2016. Co-Director, Smallroom Writers Collective, Gold Coast, Australia.
2011-2012. Feature Writer and Photographer, Our Lifestyle magazine, Scenic Rim, Australia. (paid position)
2011. Editor, Talent Implied, Griffith University, Australia.
2010. Intern, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali, Indonesia.