Emilie Morscheck is the Australian author of several published short stories including “Astraea’s Wish” and “Firestorm”.

In 2019 Emilie received an artsACT grant to edit her YA fantasy novel These Cursed Waters. She was a 2020 Anne Edgeworth Fellow, receiving support to develop her second novel The Selkie Curse. Emilie was shortlisted for the 2021 Text Prize and an inaugural recipient of the Steph Bowe Mentorship for her novel These Cursed Waters. She is a fan of kelpies, selkies and watery graves.



Writing Awards

Writing Work

  • Creative Sub-Editor at Woroni, 2017
  • Editor/mentor at Dickson College Writers Camp, 2016 & 2019


  • Bachelor of Arts, 2019
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) with Honours, 2019
  • Novel Writing Essentials (Australian Writers’ Centre), 2020


  • member, Express Media, 2017-present
  • member, Worldcon, 2020-present
  • member, ACT Writers Centre, 2015-present
  • member, Canberra Speculative Fiction Writers Guild, 2019-present
  • member, Australian Society of Authors, 2021-present
  • volunteer, Canberra Writers Festival, 2016
  • member, Local Writers Critique Group, 2016-present
  • participant, National Novel Writing Month, 2011-present