Ruth Wyer


I We are waiting outside buildings. Our father is inside with our younger sister getting milk and vegetables. Our legs are sore so we are standing outside the supermarket bending … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Mary Kate’s First Kiss

It was an honour to have this story read and judged by Peter Goldsworthy and Maria Takolander for the Newcastle Short Story Award and to receive a Highly Commended.

July 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

What The Tiles Hold of Us

My story about the bathroom in our childhood home has just been named runner up in the Cowley Literary Award. The story was also highly commended in the Odyssey House … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eight Ways to Lose Your Art Virginity

I’m a huge fan of The Lifted Brow and, in particular, their ‘scattered throughouts’. I’m overjoyed to be a part of Issue 29 with my selected pieces on the theme … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Made of Two Halves

My story, Made of Two Halves, has been published in Petrichor, the beautiful 27th issue of Visible Ink Anthology.  It can be purchased online at  

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

How To Save a Door

Thrilled to be a Flasher this week. You can read it online here  

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Trouble With Flying

Selected for Award Winning Australian Stories 2014. Published by Melbourne Books.

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Is My School

1st Place – ZineWest 2012

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Collateral Damage

Recorded at ABC Studios and played on ABC Radio National on 17/8/2014.

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Second To Last Train Home

Read Online here: First published in ZineWest 2014

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unaccompanied Minors

Published in The Canary Press Issue #4 available for purchase online at

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Trouble With Flying

1st Place – The Margaret River Short Story Competition 2014. Anthology edited by Richard Rossiter with Susan Midalia available for purchase online here.

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Neurotic’s Guide To Navigating Breakfast

Anthology.  Edited by Louise Swinn and Zoe Dattner. Published by Sleepers Publishing and can be purchased online here. Also appeared in the Lascaux Review Anthology 2015  

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Don’t Use My Powers For Good

Published by Spineless Wonders and can be purchased online here Longlisted – Joanne Burn’s Award 2014. Micro Lit Anthology launched at Melbourne Writers’ Festival.  Edited by Linda Godfrey & Bronwyn … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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