Melissa Beit has had writing published in The Australian, Best Australian Stories, The Big Issue, Southerly, Meanjin, New Australian Stories, Sleepers Almanac, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Imago and in various national and international anthologies.  Her stories have placed or been highly commended in several prizes, including the EJ Brady, Age, Rubery, and Alan Marshall Short Story Prizes. She has had articles related to sailing published in Coastbeat magazine, Cruising Helmsman and Noonsite and her sailing blog can be found here.