JoeyToeyJoey was born in Hong Kong but nicked off to Australia way before the commies took over. In many respects, he had a typical upbringing that one would expect in a westernized civilization which he soon worked out wasn’t that civilized. (It could have been worse, of course.)

Anyway, he had to suffer school and studied all kinds of rubbish but was inherently the creative type, mainly into visual arts. He wasn’t interested in creative writing during school and wasn’t good at it. Actually, he wasn’t interested in school. In any case, he knew the world was mostly unhelpful to those who wished to pursue a life in creative arts and thus made the practical choice of doing something else, albeit with a degree of bitterness.

Despite all the above and refusing to accept defeat, he practiced various forms of visual arts in his own time. As for writing, it was only after leaving school that he developed a penchant for it, partly to amuse himself.

In terms of “real” work, he has been/is an engineer, kitchen hand, law clerk, graphic designer and slush reader/editor.

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Artist / Illustrator / Graphic Designer

Slush Reader / Editor

Awards / Honorable Mentions / Nominations

  • “Kill Him Now!” – Needle In The Hay, winner of The Deus Ex Lover Award
  • “Journalist Diligently Commits Suicide” – Needle In The Hay, winner of The Fake News Real Fiction Award
  • Lead Artist for Krazy Train – Top-10 finalist for Premios PlayStation Portugal 2016 contest
  • “SkullBook” – Needle In The Hay, winner of Bertie Beats The Tweets Award
  • “Till Death Do Us In” – Needle In The Hay, co-second place for What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Award
  • “Death Trap” – Aphelion, winner of September/October 2015 Flash Fiction Contest
  • “Crashes”Flash! Friday, Second Runner Up for Vol 3-36
  • “Waste Management” – Aphelion, winner of July 2015 Flash Fiction Contest
  • “The Community Project” – Aphelion, winner of May/June 2015 Flash Fiction Contest
  • “The Immodesty Virus” – Positive Words Magazine, winner of January 2015 Mini-Competition
  • “To Shoot/Not To Shoot” – Needle In The Hay, winner of The I/O M/F/? Award
  • “The Uranus Journal – Bestsellers of 2020” – Needle In The Hay, winner of The Visions of 2020 Award
  • “The Useless Suspects”50-Word Stories, winner of Moustache Memoirs Contest
  • “The Speed of Exposure” – winner of Bloomsbury Short Sentence: Payback
  • “No Hard Feelings” – Needle In The Hay, winner of The Gramophone Electric Award

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