Wendy Beach


Wendy Beach lives in Perth, Western Australia. She studied writing at Edith Cowan Uni and completed her Post Grad Studies at Curtin University. She is a school teacher. Her poetry has been published in the Westerly, Creatrix, Uneven Floor, and also various Anthologies. Her works have won and placed in the Talus Prize (2014, 2015, 2016) and she was shortlisted in the William Todhunter Literary Award. She has also co-authored the published children's book, 'The Belmonsters' (2016). In her spare time, Wendy works in both education and freelances as a marketing content writer. For fun, she goes camping, attends literary and art functions, and tends her organic vegetable patch. She also enjoys painting impressionist landscapes and attending poetry events.

Co-organiser The 2nd Annual Poets Picnic (2023), Queens Gardens
Assisted Mullewa DHS girls, grade 7 and 8, to learn to write Haikus and in having their Haikus published in Creatrix 68 and displayed at the Mullewa Show.

Co-organiser The 1st Annual Poets Picnic (2022), Kaarta Koomba (King’s Park)
Co-editor of Fifty Words for Sand – A History of Live Poetry in Western Australia 1829-2021 by Mar Bucknell
Organiser of Poetry on the 998 Circle Route Poetry Workshop

- In addition to Barnes and Noble, my written work is now available through Apple and Scribd.
- Currently working on another novel

- Guest Poet, Woman Scream, International Women's Day Event (PPC - Perth) [Stars, See YouTuesday]
- Two Sacs, published in Creatrix 3 Anthology
- Sunflowers is commended in the Maureen Freer (FAWQ) Literary Competition 2020, and subsequently was published in SCOPE Magazine and on the FAWQ Website.

- A Gutted Fish, published in the Ros Spencer Poetry Anthology.
- The Belmonsters story book, co-authored/illustrated, won the National Local Government Awards for Arts and Animates.

- A short poem exhibited in Skyline's visual poetry presentation (Coral Carter) on the big screen in Perth City.
- Feature Poet, A Woman Scream, International Women's Day event.


- Sea Widow's Sonnet published in the Creatrix Anthology 2 (paperback)
- How to be a poet (poem) published in Creatrix #38 I.M. of Caroline Sambridge.
- Three untitled ekphrastic poems published in the Creative Connections Anthology 2017 (paperback)
- Two poems, Pedestal and The Peacock, published in Creatrix #37
- Designed the poster for WAPI's Poetry on a Plate event
- Women of disharmony (poem) published online at The Uneven Floor
- Featured poet at the Perth Poetry Club
- Featured poet at the Vic Park Arts Centre, Sonnet no Soup event
- Organised funding and assisted with WAPI's Vic Park Slam (funding, poster design, photography and blogging)
- Organised the Poets in Harmony event, Harmony Day with WAPI and the City of Belmont (photography, blogging, stall running)


- Sonnet For A Native Girl, 1974, published in the WA Shakespeare Club Anthology as part of the Shakespeare 400 global event.
- Sea Widow's Sonnet published in the Creatrix Poetry & Haiku Journal #35
- Sea Widow's Sonnet displayed as a poster in building 5 at Edith Cowan University and reproduced in the Writing section of the Graduate Show catalogue.
- The Adventures of the Belmonsters, a Community Children's Book (Co-operative authorship) focusing on Belmont History and Monsters published in November (Softcover)
- Became the Submissions Manager for the Creatrix Poetry & Haiku Journal (2016 ongoing), Committee Member for WA Poets Inc. (Sept 2016 to September 2018).
- Sea Widow's Sonnet Highly Commended (second place) in the Talus Literary Prize in October
- Lessons in Enjambment published The Westerly Literary Magazine (online New Creative Edition)
- The Witch Who Ate Autumn, novel completed (in editing process)
- Pelican Smile has been picked up by Barnes and Noble online in eBook format.
- An Alien in an Alien Land has been picked up by Collins Booksellers (Australia) in eBook format


- Completed the novel;The Night Jasmine (unpublished; Commended in the T.A.G. Hungerford Award, 2016)
- Sonnet For A Native Girl, 1974, Commended in the ECU Talus Prize for the Poem
- Lessons in Enjambment (poem) showcased at the ECU graduation ceremony


- An Alien in an Alien Land (short story - horror) published in issue 35 of Dark Eclipse eZine
- Pelican Smile (short story) published on Smashwords and is translated into Russian
- The Visitor, Winner of the ECU Talus Prize for best short story (literary)
- The Visitor (short story) is translated into Russian
- Brushstrokes (long, Australian story), Shortlisted in the William Todhunter Literary Award
- Suggested to the Ruth Faulkner Library to open a community writing group - established in 2015 (current)


A Date for the End of the World and Other Poems
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: Australian English. Published: November 21, 2016 . Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
A collection of modern poetry by Western Australian Author and Poet, Wendy Beach. These poems are mostly free verse, although A Dozen Quail Eggs is a concrete poem. Lessons in Enjambment was showcased at the Edith Cowan University graduation ceremony and later published in the prestigious, Westerly literary magazine.
Wish I Did Not Love You And Other Tertiary Poems
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016 . Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Wish I did not love you and other tertiary poems is a collection of modern poems. They were written by Western Australian Author and Poet, Wendy Beach. This eBook would make a great little gift for someone you know who loves or is learning to write poetry.
Brushstrokes 2
Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
Skye discovers she is pregnant. She isn't quite sure who the father is. Not that it matters, she isn't planning on keeping the baby. She searches for a way to get a late term termination over east. Meanwhile, her current boyfriend, indigenous Koori, Dylan, is searching for something else, and her ex, Josh, is only seeking the next wave to catch as he flees parenthood.
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: Australian English. Published: December 9, 2014 . Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » Australian & Oceanian
(4.00 from 1 review)
'Amina' is a ten minute play script. A tragedy. Three characters (2m/1f). One or some of the characters are ghosts. The audience will not know who is alive, and who is not until the end. The piece is set in 1980s Lebanon, during the long civil war, in the basement of an apartment building that has collapsed due to bombing. Khalil says he has come from the future, in a near-death, drug induced sp
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: Russian. Published: November 15, 2014 by Boris Seaweed. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Короткий рассказ о женщине, пытающейся справиться с ситуацией погружения своей матери в старческое слабоумие. В 2014 году этот рассказ стал победителем ежегодного конкурса короткого рассказа Talus, проводящегося в Университете Эдит Кован в городе Перт (Австралия). Перевел с английского языка и опубликовал Boris Seaweed.
The Visitor
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: Australian English. Published: November 3, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A short story about a woman coping with her mother's downward spiral into dementia. Winner of the 2014 Talus Prize for short literary story.
An Alien in an Alien Land
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: Australian English. Published: September 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
It is the summer of 1978. Prosper is travelling alone through the remote Nullarbor Plain. As a young, female cadet-reporter for a small newspaper, The Perth Observer, she dreams of bigger things. She is searching for the 'elusive exclusive' that will help her career take off. Her dream is about to come true - an armoured alien creature, hell bent on sticking probes into her eyes...(AU English)
Улыбка пеликана
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: Russian. Published: June 6, 2014 by Boris Seaweed. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
Когда умирает отец Пенни Лейтон, в ее душе образуется огромная брешь. Ей не дает покоя мысль о том, что она не знает, когда и где будет погребен его прах. Доведенная до отчаяния Пенни, пробирается в дом мачехи с тем, чтобы похитить урну с прахом отца и спасти от заточения его дух. Но при этом освобождает от смятения свою душу. Перевел с английского Boris Seaweed.
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
*Shortlisted in the 2014 Tod Hunter Literary Award.* This is a short story about an Indigenous Australian art teacher, frustrated by bereavement and the loss of her heritage in an ever changing world. This is a modern, contemporary literary piece set in Perth, Western Australia,.
Pelican Smile
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive

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Smashwords book reviews by Wendy Beach

  • Adventures with a Moke on May 22, 2014

    A hilarious true story about one man and his Moke! Thanks for the enjoyable read. Well done.
  • Snow Gum River on May 22, 2014

    Thanks for the interesting read. The female bush-ranger's character is well developed. Enjoyable :)
  • Looking for Bianca: a short story on May 22, 2014

    A very well written story about a woman who has lost her sister, and the healing process. I loved the garden setting and your characters journey.
  • Lessons in Eating Soup on May 25, 2014

    Wow! You have done an excellent job on this story. It is a fantastic read. I enjoyed it very much. It is well paced and the literary devices are well used without being overused. Excellent.
  • Potatoes to Gold on May 25, 2014

    I enjoyed reading your charming and heartwarming story. Excellent.
  • The Kindness of Strangers on May 29, 2014

    Hello Alison. I loved your story and the moral dilemma that it raises. The piece is well written and the back story is slipped in nicely. Pam's character and dialogues are excellently executed and believable. Great ending too. Well done.
  • Beyond the Crossing on May 29, 2014

    Hi Lorraine, I enjoyed the story about a woman who is so enthusiastic about the outback that, perhaps, her one chance at a new relationship is lost because of it. Or, maybe not- the last line changed everything (great twist) and I like that the ending is open. You have done well and made me smile. Now I have to wonder if she will take a new journey, find another person to date in Perth or spend the next couple of years chatting to Mike online! Smart.
  • The One-Act on Nov. 12, 2014

    An excellent play. Extremely funny and well suited to a large high school cast. I enjoyed it from start to end. Excellent concepts. Well done :)
  • A Walk In The Sun on Dec. 02, 2014

    In enjoyable read. Polly's single minded determination is admirable, despite the outcomes. A good look into the social order of county life.