Marlee Jane Ward

marleejaneward-hsMarlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She’s a Clarion West Writers Workshop alum, took second place in the Katherine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction awards for 2014 and her debut novella was one of three winners of Seizure’s annual Viva La Novella prize.  Welcome To Orphancorp went on to win the 2016 Victoria Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adults, and was shortlisted for Aurealis Awards 2015, Norma K Hemming Award 2015, and NSW Premier’s Awards.

She has a lot of thoughts and feelings that she overshares at She digs cats, babes and food, in that precise order.  Her short fiction has appeared in Interfictions, Terraform, Apex, Mad Scientist Journal, Slink Chunk Press, the Hear Me Roar anthology and more.