Middle Distance anthology - cover by Sarah Wilkins.
I'm really excited that my story Sea Legend has been selected for inclusion in Middle Distance: Long stories of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Edited by Craig Gamble and published by Victoria University Press (VUP), the collection is described as travelling "from the empty expanses of the southern ocean to the fall of a once great house, from the wharenui of a marae to the wasteland of Middle America."
My tale was actually inspired by a thought I had while reading another (completely different) short story in Overland. It came together with help from two fishermen and sensitivity reader (and fantastic author) Iona Winter - and the input of writing friends and editors who read the story and provided feedback.
Middle Distance will be available from 9 November. You can visit the VUP website to learn more - and perhaps even pre-order a copy!
Kathryn is the author of short story collection Pet, and the winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Short Story Prize.
Kathryn has written several zines, a podcast, a web series, and a number of articles for outlets such as The Spinoff. She has written and illustrated two children's books about her rescue cat, Bruce, and won awards for her plays.
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