Writer & editor of adventures for word-lovers

My name is Jemimah and my work comes under the umbrella of Oddfeather Creative. I am a writer, editor, reviewer, designer, and occasional artist sent from the past with nothing but my wits and a fabulous hat to solve word puzzles, fix grammar, and de-code poetry. I cannot abide a lack of imagination and instead relish cleverness and whimsy, so expect to be surprised and mystified by what you find here. The breadcrumb trail may lead to a door you’ve never opened before, it may lead down the rabbit hole, or it may lead you straight back to wherever you came from. Bring only what you need, leave nothing but insight, and take nothing but inspiration (i.e. no spamming, no negative-Nancy comments, and no stealing my work: that’s words or pictures).

A short guide to my work in this century

  • I have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Writing and a minor in Editing
  • I have a first class Honours degree in Creative Writing
  • I studied literature at the International Summer School at Cambridge University, UK
  • I have a Graduate Certificate in Children’s Literature, which included studying poetry, graphic novels, Arthurian myths and legends, and classic children’s literature
Writing, Editing & Publishing
  • I contributed to and assisted in the of editing the Writing on the WAll anthology  in 2010
  • I assisted in editing the Lotterywest funded local history project Blackboy Hill is Calling produced by the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre
  • I wrote book club notes for Padma Viswanathan’s The Ever After of Ashwin Rao for University of Western Australia Publishing
  • I have worked as a volunteer editor for the Underground Writers literary zine since 2011, and have been Editor-in-Chief since 2014
  • I transcribed and edited a biography for the Living History Project, in association with Edith Cowan University and the Association for the Blind of WA
  • My Honours exegesis is featured in the Research Preparation handbook for the School of Communications and Arts at ECU
  • my artwork is featured in the program accompanying the 2012 ECU graduation show: Transformers
  • a poem of mine appeared in the July 2012 issue of Underground literary ‘zine
  • I wrote a review of Facebook for the Northcliffe Community Resource Centre newsletter (ah, my first wide-reaching publication)
  • I was long-listed for the the 2015 Big Issue Fiction Edition
  • I have been featured by the Australian Women Writers Challenge for reviews of Clementine Ford’s Fight Like a Girl, Ceridwen Dovey’s Only the Animals, and Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson
  • I was published in Voiceworks magazine #103: Bang. The issue featuring my poem can be found here: Voiceworks-103-Bang (p33). A video of me reading this poem at the issue launch can be found on my Collected Works page
  • I have a short story published on Smashwords entitled A History of Tea which can be found here
  • in June 2016 I challenged myself to write a short story for each day in June. These can be found on my blog

I have a PinterestFacebook, Instagram, Goodreads and Twitter under @oddfeatheredit. I can also be emailed at jemimah [at] oddfeather.co