Published Works

Published Works by AJ Collins

Articles & Short Stories


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Grace from Grief
Interview Article published in Go Festival Magazine Jan 2016
“It took the death of her husband for Deborah Vanderwerp to learn a life lesson.”

Lauren’s Lionheart
Interview Article published in Go Festival Magazine Jan 2016
“It’s every new mother’s worst nightmare: finding out your newborn child might die before she reaches her first birthday.”

Sexual Healing
Profile Article published in Go Festival Magazine ( page 23)
“A Sex Psychologist reveals the murky world of Internet pornography addicts.”

The Joy of Disruption: A yearning for a quiet place to write leads to an attitude adjustment.


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Excerpt from one of my novels, awarded a High Commendation in the 2015 Monash Short Story Writing Competition.

A Lost Father
Short story  recorded by Kim Dodsworth for radio Queensland on Youtube.

Anthologies for purchase:


The Indian Giver  Short Story Anthology – Lizard Skin Press, Issue 1, 2012

This anthology includes my short story “The Indian Giver” which was awarded First Prize in the 2010 Monash Short Story Writing Competition. It features six-year-old Katie who is questioning the authenticity of religious dogma, and the harshness of adults who qualify the importance of kindness to suit their own needs.



A Lost Father  Short Story Anthology – On The Ledge of the World – Visible Ink, Issue 25, 2013

This anthology includes my short story “A Lost Father”. Bill, a homeless man living on the streets of St.Kilda, spends his days scavenging so he can save every skerrick of his pension for a very special purpose.