Dr Jeremy Fisher

Senior Lecturer in Writing - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Jeremy Fisher

Phone: +61 2 6773 2600

Email: jfishe23@une.edu.au

Twitter: @drjeremyfisher


Jeremy Fisher has been Senior Lecturer in Writing at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia since January 2010. Formerly an editor and publisher, then Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors, his publications include Perfect Timing (translated into Vietnamese), Music from Another Country, How to Tell Your Father to Drop Dead and The Dirty Little Dog.


Doctorate of Creative Arts (UTS)
Master of Arts (UTS)
Bachelor of Arts (Macquarie)
Graduate Diploma of Design Studies (UTS)
Graduate Diploma of Education (UTS)

Teaching Areas

Publishing & Editing

Research Interests

Publishing history
Pulp fiction
Authors’ income
Australian gay literature

Dr Jeremy Fisher is part of the Posthuman Literary and Cultural Studies Research Group.

Research Supervision Experience

PhD students


The dirty little dog (2016)

Faith, hope and stubborn pride (2016)

O Life (Review of 'Dare me! The life and work of Gerald Glaskin' by John Burbidge) Australian Book Review, June-July (362), (2014) p. 49-49.

A Professional Author-How G.M. Glaskin Earned a Living Script & Print v. 38 (1), (2014) p. 39-56.

Review Short (Tony Linterman's 'Weather Walks In') Cordite Poetry Review (45) (25 March 2014) (2014).

Sex, sleaze and righteous anger: the rise and fall of gay magazines and newspapers in Australia TEXT (Special Issue Number 25) (2014) p. 1-12.

Australia's First Gay Novel SX, v. 12 November (670), (2013) p. 12-12.

Did anyone mention the marketplace? (Review of Dianne Donnelly and Graeme Harper (eds) 'Key Issues in Creative Writing') TEXT, v. 17 (1) (2013).

Droll musings from a compassionate poet (Review of Michael Sharkey 'Another Fine Morning in Paradise') TEXT, v. 17 (1) (2013).

An End to the Way: Pulp Becomes Classic Down-Under in D. Wayne Drewey and Jaime Harper (eds) 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction: The Misplaced Heritage Amherst: University of Massacusetts Press  (2013) p. 292-311.

How to tell your father to drop dead ... and other stories Sydney: Fat Frog Books (2013).

'I will have no further alterations to the story or text': An examination of an author's collaboration with his peers and publisher The Creative Manoeuvres: Making, Saying, Being papers - the refereed proceedings of the 18th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Canberra: Australasian Association of Writing Programs  (2013) p. 1-10.

Mementos Antipodes, v. 27 (1), (2013) p. 80-85.

Ready to dance Southerly, v. 73 (1), (2013) p. 225-227.

Reflective practice (Review of Amal Chatterjee (ed) 'Creative Writing: Writers on Writing') TEXT, v. 17 (2) (2013).

First, we named ourselves, then we told our stories After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation - An International Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 February, 2012.

Forward to an academic discipline! (Review of Dianne Donnelly 'Establishing Creative Writing Studies as an Academic Discipline') TEXT, v. 16 (2) (2012).

Gay Liberation Polari Journal (5), (2012) p. 1-9.

"He lacks almost all the qualities of the novelist": G.M. Glaskin and his Australian contemporaries, in R. Dixon and P. Kirkpatrick (eds.) Republics of letters: Literary communities in Australia, Sydney: University of Sydney Press (2012).

The Neglected Textbook: Placing Educational Publishing in Australia in Context Script and Print, v. 36 (4) (2012) p. 200-212.

The publishing paradigm: Commercialisation versus creativity in D. Hecq (ed.) The Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21st Century, Bristol: Multilingual Matters  (2012) p. 54-65.

The Struggle for Identity: The Emergence of a Gay Press in Australia Literature and censorship: 5th annual conference of the Australian Association for Literature, Canberra, Australia, 11-13 July, 2012.

A useful addition to resources for teaching writing (Review of Andrew Cowan 'The Art of Writing Fiction') TEXT, v. 16 (1) (2012).

Wrestling with a dilemma Australian Author, v. 44 (1), (2012)  p. 5-7.

'He lacks almost all the qualities of the novelist': G.M. Glaskin and his Australian Contemporaries. Presented at the Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia Symposium Sydney, Australia, 13-14 January, 2011.

The neglected textbook: placing educational publishing in Australia in context. Presented at the Global Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Conference Brisbane, Queensland, 28 -30 April, 2011.

Out and proud: the difficult emergence of overt homosexual narrative in Australian fiction The Ethical Imaginations: Writing Worlds Papers - the refereed proceedings of the 16th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Canberra: Australasian Association of Writing Programs (2011) p. 1-9.

On Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse in a Vietnamese café, Antipodes, December (2011), 130-134.

40 years out: Reflections on not being in the closet - a personal account.  Presented at the 10th Australian Homosexual Histories Conference: Into the Streets, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 24-25 September, 2010

Age of dreams and nightmares (Review of 'Boys of Summer' Peter Skrzynecki) The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum (Saturday, May 22, 2010), p. 34.

Compassion for the life of Brian (Review of 'Our Father Who Wasn't There' By David Carlin) The Sydney Morning Herald  Spectrum (Saturday, February 20, 2010), p. 29.

The Liberation Centre, in Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle, eds, Fear Factor: Terror Incognito, Sydney:  Pan Macmillan (2010), 245-252.

Tusk, M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, v. 13 (5) (2010).

E-books and the Australian Publishing Industry, Meanjin, v. 69 (3), (2010), 117-124

No end to the way: Using G.M. Glaskin's life and works in creative writing teaching, The Strange Bedfellows or Perfect Partners Papers: the refereed proceedings of the 15th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, (2010), 1-9

Inventing Myself, in Ian McNeil, ed, Catching On: Early encounters with gay identity, Sydney:  Gay and Lesbian Digital Arts Association (2010), 8-14.

When You is Me: Sustained Second-person Narrative Voice in the Works of G.M. Glaskin and Peter Kocan, The Journal of Australian Writers and Writing (1), (2010), 37-44.

Current issues in broadcasting and publishing, Copyright Reporter, v. 28 (2) (June) (2010),  72-75.

Letter To My Children, Polari Journal (2), (2010), 1-24

40 years out: Reflections on not being in the closet - a personal account, 10th Australian Homosexual Histories Conference: Into the Streets, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 24th - 25th September (2010).

Compassion for the life of Brian, The Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum (Saturday, February 20), p. 29-29 (2010)

Age of dreams and nightmares, The Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum (Saturday, May 22), p. 34-34 (2010)

Music from another Country,  Sydney:  Fat Frog Books (2009).

Co may đúng lúc (translation of Perfect Timing), Hanoi, Viet Nam: Nha Xuat Ban Van Hoc (2009).

 How to tell your father to drop dead, Southerly, v. 68 (2: Little Disturbances), p. 114-124 (2008).

Creating disconcerting uncertainty through sustained second person narrative voice: Second person narrative voice in the fiction of G.M. Glaskin and Peter Kocan, The Creativity and Uncertainty Papers: The refereed proceedings of the 13th Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs (2008).

Into the Light, Overland, v. 191 (Winter), (2008), 52-56.

Road Closed, Overland (187), (2007), 77-77.

Winter Afternoon, Overland, v. 189 (Summer), (2007), 49-61

The Professional Author: Researching creativity and reality, TEXT, v. 10 (1), (2006), 1-28.

Status of books not worth a can of beans, The Sydney Morning Herald (Saturday, August 11), p. 7-7 (2007).

"Road closed". Poem. Overland, July, 2007.

Writing in a Time of Terror, ACTWrite: The ACT Writers' Centre Magazine no.167 March 2007 (pp.4-5)

The Publishing Pie: Who Gets What Southern Write August 2005 (p.4) [1 other publication included here]

In Praise of (Gay) Pulp 2005, Journal of Publishing vol.1 no.1 October, 2005 (pp.78-96)

The Money or the Gun Australian Bookseller & Publisher vol.85 no.3 September 2005 (p.67)

Current Publishing Practice, The Australian Society of Authors, Sydney, 2005.

Books Alive: an affront to Australian authors Southern Write September 2005 (p.4)

Naughty Authors Australian Book Review no.274 September 2005 (pp.4-5)

No Mere Legal Loophole Australian Book Review no.268 February 2005 (p.4)

It's Not Over until the Fat Author Sings! Australian Author vol.38 no.3 December 2006 (pp.32-33)

Distributing Woes Australian Author vol.38 no.1 April 2006 (pp.32-33)

ASA Opposes Banning Books Australian Book Review no.284 September 2006 (p.4)

The Professional Author: Researching creativity and reality,TEXT, vol.10 no.1 April 2006

The ASA on 'Seditious Intent' Australian Book Review no.277 December-January 2005 - 2006 (p.5)

Authors Tell the Story of Publishing InCite vol.27 no.1-2 January-February 2006 (p.10) (Review of Current Publishing Practice).

Ban on the run, Australian Author, 2005,37, 2, August: 32-33

A Google googly, Australian Author, v.37 no.3 Dec 2005: 32-33

Poll dancing, Australian Author, 2004, 36, 2: 32-33.

Cuddling the wrong characters: reading, writing and gay self-identity, Overland, 176 September 2004: 61-66.

Who is right about their rights? Art + Law, September, 2004: 6-7.

The poofter's dog (fiction), Overland, 177, 2004: 48-51.

Have we lost the plot? Australian Author, 2004, 36, 3, December: 32-33.

The circle game, Australian Author, 2004, 36, 3, December: 32-33

Heritage restoration, Australian Author, vol. 36, no. 1, April 2004, pp. 8-13.

Copyright Agency Ltd: Managing rights in the 21st century. Vic Specials: The official newsletter of Ausralian Library and Information Association Special Libraries (Vic), 2003.

"Digital rights management: A practical approach". OzEculture conference (sponsored by the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—DCITA), Powerhouse Arts Centre, Brisbane, July 30 and 31, 2003.

Doctorate of Creative Arts Thesis. The poofter's dog, UTS, Sydney, 2003.

"By permission of G.M. Glaskin," Overland, no. 169, 2002, pp 55-58.

Life Writing Seminar Series presentation, "Narrative point of view," University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism Writing and Social Enquiry, August 19, 2002.

April 12-14, 2002, Fifth Annual Freelance Journalists, Artists and Photographers Convention, Brisbane, Qld, Presented Copyright and defamation workshop

Index Addict. Australian Author, April 2002, p. 30-31.

February 19, 2002, Address to the AGM of the Australian Society of Indexers, Victorian Branch, Graduate House, Carlton.

Copyright Agency Limited 2001 Overview. Presented by Caroline Morgan, Corporate Counsel, and Jeremy Fisher, Member Relations Executive, Friday 21 June, 2002 APA Book fair.

Going to school on the web. Australian Bookseller and Publisher, June 2000: 67–70.

The more things change … The HSC and VCE. Australian Bookseller and Publisher, May 2000: 17–18. [Reprinted in Educare News, June 2000, p. 34–35.]

Does the web educate better? Australian Bookseller and Publisher, March 2000: 16.


Australian Association of Writing Programmes
Australian Society of Authors
Copyright Agency
Australia and New Zealand Society of Indexers
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand

Consultancy Interests