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

Her writing has appeared  in anthologies and journals, including 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, her short story Boy won the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize. Other stories have placed or been shortlisted in the Alan Marshall Short Story Prize, the Overland VU Short Story Prize, the My Brother Jack Award, and the Bath Flash Fiction Award.

She was awarded a Varuna Residential Writer’s Fellowship for her first novel, Written on Bark. Her second novel, Island, won her a place on the ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY program.

She is a 2018 Wheeler Centre Hotdesk fellow and is currently working on a short story collection with the support of a mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors