Portfolio: Publications and Awards
‘The Solitary Light’ (novel excerpt) – published in eMerge for the Masters of Professional Practice (Creative Writing) anthology, 2019
Eight authors. Eight students. Eight stories. We are the University of the Sunshine Coast’s graduating class of 2018. Explore eMerge, an anthology. You want aliens and a matriarchal society? It’s there. Dystopian Australia? No worries. A childhood robbed? Get your handkerchief. A shipwrecked heroine? It’s truly unbelievable. A lighthouse? See inside a family salvaged. An African slave, drummer boy and convict: a founder of Australia. The life of an unwed Victorian mother: experience the unimaginable. An alcoholic motorcyclist: rode around Australia, dry.
Different worlds; different stories. Fiction and non-fiction. Brilliant works our foremost goal. These are our journeys. Our continuing mission: to explore our creativity; to seek out new styles; emerging…. to boldly go where no writer has gone before!
Where to find eMerge:
- Buy: Paperback or eBook on Booktopia and Amazon, or;
- Read an excerpt: ‘The Solitary Light’ (Chapters 6-8) in Emerge (PDF 15MB) pp.43-73.
- Media: Media Release (Feb 2019).
‘Smoke and Mirrors’ – published in RMIT’s anthology, Visible Ink (Breach, Vol. 28)
Produced and published by a collective of RMIT students, Visible Ink was established in 1989 by the Professional Writing and Editing program to promote emerging Australian writers and now encompasses a broad range of talented wordsmiths that are committed to curating Australia’s creative best. (2015).
Visible Ink Interview: Meet one of our featured writers, Bianca Millroy.
‘Kali’s Gift’ – published in Goodlife Writers anthology Courage
Be inspired by a collection of creative expressions that flow from the word COURAGE. Writers, poets and artists, all ages and stages of life, present their ideas, rich in content, style and message, and all containing the hidden gem word ‘courage’. This collective work of the 2017 Goodlife Writers’ Group reveals the power of the writing and the art on the Sunshine Coast community (Amazon.com).
Creative writing anthologies:
The following short stories can be downloaded in PDF format:
- ‘Shelf Life’ in Showcase (2016) PDF 8.7MB
- ‘The Beginning of the End’ in GreyMatter (2016) PDF 11.5MB
- ‘The Solitary Light’ in Within Without (2015) PDF 16.6MB
- ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ in Within Without (2015) PDF 16.6MB
- ‘Disconnected’ in Fractured (2014) 3.6MB
‘Tentative Threads’ (short story) – published in Live Sunshine Coast
Winner – Live Sunshine Coast’s inaugural creative writing competition.
About Live Sunshine Coast Live: ‘The winner of our Live Sunshine Coast competition is Creative Writing Masters’ student, Bianca Millroy for her story ‘Tentative Threads’. As well as studying, Bianca is also working on her first historical fiction novel. She lives in a tree-house and says she has a tendency to let her characters run amok on the page whenever possible.’ (Live Sunshine Coast)
‘Coming Home’ (short story) – published in Field of Words
Winner – Inaugural submission for ‘Mary’s Place’ (in Field of Words).
About Field of Words: Welcome! Here you’ll find the work of female writers, transgender individuals who identify as female, and non binary people. Dr Eileen Herbert-Goodall, author of The Sherbrooke Brothers and creative writing tutor has generously given permission for me to share her testimonial about my writing. I attended Eileen’s 6-week writing course at the University of the Sunshine Coast where I wrote the short story ‘Coming Home’ that was published in Field of Words.
“Bianca Millroy’s writing is, quite simply, breath-taking. Her work exudes a measured poetic cadence that tends towards the lyrical, while remaining relentlessly incisive. It’s no surprise then that Bianca has a fine appreciation for the potential rhythm of language, along with a great power to wield it. Reading Bianca’s work is akin to being lured into a rich and fascinating tapestry of dreams, where one loses themselves amongst vivid landscapes inhabited by complex, compelling characters . Without a doubt, Bianca is a young, rising talent who will soon capture the imaginations of readers and publishers alike. She has much to offer the world of storytelling, and I for can’t wait for her to burst upon the international literary scene. Watch this space!”
Dr Eileen Herbert-Goodall
Creative Writing Tutor & Field of Words Director
- USC News Exchange: Life under the lighthouse inspires USC master student (2017)
- View article in the Sunshine Coast Daily.
USC Student Life blog (feature writer): Smashing ideas at Woodford Folk Festival (2017)
USC Student Life blog (feature writer): Write-brain thinking (2017)
USC Student Life blog (feature writer): Work, social life and study: it’s a balancing act (2015)
USC Student News: ‘Meet Cion Paiwan’ – Winner of our 2019 Student Diary cover – artist profile (2019)
USC Student News: ‘It’s all in our Hands’ by Jojo Santos – 2018 Student Diary cover artist profile (2018)
USC Student News: USC Film Festival, it’s a wrap! (2018)
2020 – Avid Reader Bookshop Events and Crafting Words workshops host
2019 – Queensland Writers Centre ‘GenreCon’ Green Room Coordinator & Volunteer
2019 – Queensland Writers Centre Workshop Coordinator & Volunteer
2019 – Brisbane Writers Festival: 3 days’ of guest speakers, networking and 20-in-20 pitching with UQP (Sept)
2019 – USC’s Master of Professional Practice (Creative Writing) Anthology, Emerge (Desktop Publisher, Editor and featured author)
2018 – USC’s Continuing Education workshop series: WordPress Website Development, facilitated by Pamela Blake (8-week course)
2018 – USC’s Continuing Education workshop series: Creative Writing, facilitated by Dr. Eileen Herbert-Goodall (8-week course).
2016 – USC’s CMN320: Editing for e-Publication: GreyMatter microfiction anthology, (Desktop Publisher, Editor and featured author)
2015 – Sunshine Coast Literary Association: annual short story competition, (co-Judge for adult fiction category).
Avid Reader Crafting Words workshops
‘Highwire Personal Writing’ with Jenny Valentish (March)
‘What Even is a Literary Agent?’ with Alex Adsett (March)
‘Writing Short Stories’ with Laura Elvery (February)
‘The Dark Underbelly of Crime Writing’ with JP Pomare (February)
‘The End is only the Beginning’ with Cass Moriarty (October)
Queensland Writers Centre
‘Writing to Save the Planet’ with Amanda Niehaus and Jessica White (Nov)
‘Building your Author Website’ with Kylie Fennell (June)
‘Year of the Novel’ with Veny Armanno (June) – coordinator
‘Writing the Short Story’ with A.S. Patric (May) – coordinator
‘Literary Salon’ with A.S. Patric & featured authors (May) – coordinator
‘Creative Writing Masterclass I & II’ with Dr. Eileen Herbert-Goodall (May) – coordinator
‘Writing the Novella’ with Nick Earls (May) – coordinator
‘Writing Romance’ with Ally Blake (May)
‘Writing is Re-Writing’ with Ally Blake (April) – coordinator
‘Under the Lino’ Writing Historical Fiction with Caylie Jeffery (April)
‘Building your Author Brand’ with Kylie Fennell (March)
‘Social Media and Author Platforms’ with Simon Groth (November)