About Chloe Wilson

Chloe Wilson is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Her most recent collection of poems, Not Fox Nor Axe, was shortlisted for the 2016 Kenneth Slessor Prize at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Her first collection, The Mermaid Problem, was commended in the Anne Elder Award and Highly Commended in the Mary Gilmore Award. 

Chloe's work has appeared in  ELLE AustraliaBest Australian Poems,  Meanjin,  Award Winning Australian Writing, The Southampton Review, Australian Love Poems,  Aesthetica, Australian Poetry JournalReview of Australian FictionCordite,  Nat. BrutFlash: The International Short-Short Story MagazineGoing Down SwingingIsland, The Sleepers Almanac,  Rabbit, Mascara  and Chicago Literati, among others.

Chloe was runner-up in the 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize, and won the 2018 Harri Jones Memorial Prize. She was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2017. She co-won the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize in 2016,  the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry in 2012 and 2014, and has also won the Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Award, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Award (Poetry and Youth categories), the John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers,  and the Page Seventeen Poetry Prize. She has also been Highly Commended  in the Manchester Fiction Prize, the Blake Prize for Poetry (in 2008 and 2013) and the Jean Cecily Drake Brockman Poetry Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize four times. 

Chloe is a former Voiceworks Poetry Editor and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne.