Shane Jesse Christmass

Shane Jesse Christmass is a Perth-born, Melbourne-based writer. 

In 2008 Adelaide’s Paroxysm Press published an anthology of his short stories called Croak & Grist.


He has also published a number of stories including “Shut Down the Pick Up” (Waste, 2004, Paroxysm Press), “5”, (Shotgun, 2006, Paroxysm Press), “The Arvo & Early Evening of the Axe”, (10 Years that Didn’t Kill Us, 2008, Paroxysm Press), and “The Charnel Stink Within”, (Mini Shots, 2008, Vignette Press).


Shane has been involved with the National Young Writer’s Festival as a panellist, Assistant Manager and Short Story Co-ordinator.


In 2006 he was runner-up in The Age Short Story Competition with his entry Remaking the Image of the World which the newspaper’s literary editor, Jason Steger, called a "highly inventive story, chocked with surrealistic allusion, nightmare imagery and psychological menace".


He’s currently developing one of his stories into a feature film with the director Amiel Courtin-Wilson.


A link to his take on digital poetics, "Slow Computer? Call the Son of the Funtional Magnetic Finger" (as relevant for multimedia poetry as it is for all forms of new media writing), can be found on the Digital poetics page.