Samuel_Cooney (for web — smaller)

 photo credit: Alan Weedon


  • writer
  • publisher and director at The Lifted Brow
  • rotating course coordinator/lecturer/tutor at Melbourne University, RMIT, Victoria University and Deakin University, teaching publishing, creative writing, digital writing, and editing subjects
  • literary critic with regular bylines in national newspapers
  • freelance editor and copywriter (experience across many different industries, including the arts, government, construction, real estate, and more)
  • Program Committee member for the Emerging Writers’ Festival
  • Advisory Committee member for RMIT and Deakin University’s creative writing programs
  • hoster of events, chairer of panels, presenterer of workshops, convenerer of good people (e.g. hosted and run events at the Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, National Young, and Emerging writers’ festivals, at the Walkey ‘Storyology’ Conference, and the Wheeler Centre)
  • judger of prizes and grants (e.g. 2015 Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards, 2014 VPLA Unpublished Manuscript Award, 2013 & 2014 Express Media Innovation Prize)
  • firing out sweet petite tweets
  • mixing music because why not
  • pretty okay emailer too sometimes, yep