Liss Manning is a Melbourne based writer of short and long form fiction.Melissa profile picture

Her writing has appeared  in Best Small Fictions, Award Winning Australian Writing, Overland, The Big Issue, and Visible Ink.

She won the Overland Story Wine Prize for her short story Woodsmoke and has been shortlisted for the Alan Marshall Short Story Prize, the Overland VU Short Story Prize, the My Brother Jack Award, and longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award.

She was awarded a Varuna Residential Writer’s Fellowship for her first novel, Written on Bark. Her second novel, South West, received a special commendation in the ASA Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship program, and won her a place on the ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY program.