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JENNA HELLER

writer, poet, editor

 

WRITING & AWARDS

Fiction

'First Crush' – Hot Flash Fiction November 2019

'Infestation' – Ghost Parachute August 2019

'Hollow' – long-listed for National Flash Fiction Day 2019 competition; Flash Frontier July 2019

'Year of the Hawk' YA manuscript shortlisted for the 2019 Text Prize

'The Change' – runner-up in the North & South Short, Short Story Contest, May 2019
'Haere rā' – Meniscus Vol 7.1, April 2019 | joint-winner of the Meniscus Prose Prize 
'Pearl' – The Wax Paper, Issue 9, April 2019
'Right in the Middle' – Bending Genres, Issue 8, April 2019
'The Gas Station' – The Haunted Traveller, December 2017 
'Double Vision' – Takahē 91, Dec 2017
'For the Love of Andrew Mehrtens' – Headland Journal Vol 10, 2017
'Tornado' – Flash Frontier, ‘Remnants issue’, Feb 2017
'Watching the Clock' – eFiction, Issue 22, January 2015

Poetry

'kererū' – Mayhem October 2019

'Coming Out' – Genre: Urban Arts No. 8 Print 2019

'Crossing the Rio Grande' - Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, 2019

'after the argument' - Connecticut River Review, Aug/Sep 2019

'On the Trail' – Star 82 Review 7.2, June 2019
'The Return' – DASH, May 2019
'Tidal Love' and 'Calling the Wind' –Takahē 95, April 2019
‘stars paint the canyon’ – 2019 Poetry NZ Annual 
'Winter is a sheet of music' – Takahē 93, August 2018
‘when you were just three’ – Eucalypt 24, May 2018
'Moustache' – Aotearotica Vol 3, 2017
'My parenting is steel' – Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, June 2017 
'On Tape, Circa 1975' – Star 82 Review, June 2017 
'Mott St', 'Roots' and 'Pretending in Fiji' – Page & Spine, June 2017
'Big Bend Country' – Turtle Island Quarterly, November 2017
'Birth' – Sponge Vol 1, 2017 (includes audio recording)
'New Brighton, 2016' – Takahē 89, April 2017
'Learning to Unlearn' – Popshot, April 2017

'Presents (for Robert and Kahu)' – Radio NZ, 2014 

Runner-Up – Christchurch Poetry Slam 1999, 2014 

'Drawing Lots' – Takahē 49, October 2003 

'Brother' – The Press, 20 Jan 2001

'Saturday in Auckland' – Poetry NZ, Feb/Mar 2000
'Shadow Man' – Micro Press NZ, June 2000

'Woman' – Micro Press NZ, June 2000
'Little Sister' – fillingStation, 2000

'My Daughter Flew Home Today', 'Dog Days', and 'Meanings' – BOMB, Issue 49, 1994
'Three Ventilator Men in a Field' – Plazm, 1994, 
'In Late October' – Takahē 38, Dec 1999