Kathleen Jennings’ Australian Gothic debut Flyaway was published by Tor.com (USA) and Picador (Australia) in 2020. She writes fantasy short stories and comics (mythic, urban and steampunk), and something that’s part written travel-sketchbook, part poetry, and also maintains a Gothic twitter bot at twitter.com/girlfleeshouse. Her writing has received a British Fantasy Award, two Ditmars and been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award, The Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award, and several Aurealis Awards.

2023 (anticipated)

  • “Catechism” (forthcoming, 2023)
  • “The Five Lazy Sisters” (forthcoming, 2023)




Articles and Papers:


  • “Observation Journal: Introduction”, “Observation Journal: “Surfaces”, “Observation Journal: “Variations on Descriptions”, Science Write Now Vol. 5, ed. Amanda Niehaus and Jessica White


  • Flyaway, Tor.com (USA) and Picador (Australia). (Winner of the British Fantasy Award (Sydney J Bounds Award) for Best Newcomer. Shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the Courier-Mail People’s Choice Book of the Year Award, the Crawford Award and the Australian Shadows Award.)
  • Travelogues, Brain Jar Press
  • The Present Only Toucheth Thee“, Strange Horizons, 8 June 2020 (story; podcast)
  • “Not to be Taken”, Bitter Distillations, Egaeus Press, 5 December 2020

Articles and Papers:


  • Undine Love” (Tor.com, 11 June 2020) (originally published in Adromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #52, 2011).


  • Flyaway: Visual Evocation of the Beautiful Sublime in Australian Gothic Literature (MPhil dissertation, University of Queensland)






  • “The Wolves of Thornfield Hall, a variation on a theme”, Eleven Eleven Journal #19, California College of the Arts, 2015.
  • “The Tangled Streets”, Bloodlines, Amanda Pillar (ed.), Ticonderoga Press, 2015.
  • “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”, Hear Me RoarLiz Grzyb (ed.), Ticonderoga Press, 2015. (Ditmar Award Best Short Story).
  • “The Last Case of Detective Charlemagne”, Insert Title Here, Tehani Wessely (ed.), FableCroft Publishing, 2015.


  • “Skull & Hyssop“, The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Rich Horton (ed.), Prime Books, 2015. (Originally appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #31, 2014).
  • “An Apocalypse in Six Genres” (poem), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #61, 2015 (Originally appeared in Conflux 8 Short Story Competition, 2012).



  • “Ella and the Flame”, One Small Step, Tehani Wessely (ed.), FableCroft Publishing, 2013.



  • “An Apocalypse in Six Genres” (poem), honourable mention, Conflux 8 Short Story Competition, 2012.
  • “Kindling”, Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear, Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie (ed.), Peggy Bright Books, 2012.



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  3. Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed Undine Love, and I have preordered Flyaway straight away, even though I am a big wuss about horror and hope it’s not too scary. I read that Undine Love was set in the Lockyer Valley and I was immediately intrigued. I am an engineer for Main Roads and I go to Gatton Clifton road alllll the time, so it was amazing to see something set in the area (if you need any geology details for this area, hit me up anytime, because I‘ve looked at slope stability problems there for a decade now).

    • Hi Meera — Thank you so much! I hope it isn’t *too* scary. Personally I think it’s more Gothic than horror (I hope!). And thanks for the offer!

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