Mandy Beaumont teaches Creative Writing at Griffith University. She also works as a Union Official. Most recently Mandy was a finalist in the Newcastle Short Story Award and the Overland Fair Work Award. She also won the MOTH International Short Story Award. Mandy was guest Overland Fiction Editor for the 'The Idea of Women' edition in October and is also a member of the advisory committee for Arts Queensland Literature Grants. She has just been shortlisted for the Rachel Funari Short Story Prize and is widely published.