Else Fitzgerald is a Melbourne-based writer. Her writing has appeared in various places including Visible Ink, Australian Book Review, Meanjin, The Suburban Review, Offset and Award Winning Australian Writing. Her work has been recognised in awards including the Grace Marion Wilson Prize, the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards, the Fair Australia Prize, the VU Overland Short Story Prize and the Margaret River Short Story Award.

In 2017 Else was a WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program) Emerging Writer Fellow, participating in residencies in the Philippines and Melbourne. In 2018 she received a VicArts grant from Creative Victoria to work on her collection of short speculative fiction, Nearly Curtains, which explores landscapes, language and technology and the ways they may shift and alter in a radically changing world.

Nearly Curtains is shortlisted for the 2019 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

·    ‘Slippage’ published in The Near & The Far Vol 2, Scribe (2019)

·   ‘Onder’ published in The Suburban Review #14: Detritus (2019)

·      ‘Felidae’ published in the Hunter Writers Centre Anthology (2018)

·      ‘Onder’ shortlisted in the Victoria University Overland Short Story Award (2018)

·  ‘Find you in green’ published by Melbourne Knowledge Week (2018)

·      ‘The last time you saw her was on the news’ shortlisted in the Rachel Funari Prize (2018)

·      ‘Felidae’ shortlisted in the Newcastle Short Story Award (2018)

·      ‘Slippage’ published in The Suburban Review #10: The Stellar Edition (2018)

·      'After the Fire, Before the Flood' shortlisted Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Award (2017)

·      'Felidae' shortlisted in the Overland Fair Australia Prize (2017)

·      'Sheen' published in Joiner Bay & other stories, Margaret River Press (2017)

·      'What I'm Reading' article published by Meanjin (2017)

·      'Whale Teeth' published by Melbourne Knowledge Week (2017)

·      'Sheen' runner up in the Margaret River Short Story Award (2017)

·      'Onder' published on The Suburban Review NGV Series (2016)

·      'Summer 1995' published in The Fish Are Fine, RMIT (2016)

·      'Feather/Stone' published in Cardiff Review, Wales (2015)

·      'Mall' published in Brilliant Flash Fiction, online (2015)

·      'Feather/Stone' published in Offset Journal, awarded best prose award for that collection (2015)

·      'River' published in Award Winning Australian Writing (2015)

·      'Holiday Photograph' published in Landmarks, National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, UK (2015)

·      'River' published in Victorian Writer (2014)

·      'River' winner of Grace Marion Wilson Prize, Fiction (2014)

·      'The Appearance of Earth' published in Visible Ink (2014)

·      'A Body of Water' published in Australian Book Review (2012)

·      'Skein', part of a suite of three poems titled Loom, exhibited in the Northside Heroes Exhibition held at Tinning Street Gallery in Brunswick (2011)

·      'A Body of Water' highly commended in the Elizabeth Jolley Award (2011)