About

Ara Sarafian is a Melbourne-based writer and editor. He’s been published in The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, The Conversation and a bunch of other publications. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Monash Creative Writing Prize and was selected for the 2016 WrICE fellowship in China.

He works as an editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He also teaches in RMIT's Professional Writing and Editing program. And he's an opera reviewer for The Plus Ones.

Ara is currently writing a novel-length manuscript of adult comedy fiction. Because laughing is good. If you are a publisher or literary agent, you should totes get in touch with him. (He promises to never say the word "totes" in person.)

One of Ara's greatest accomplishments was winning a short, short story competition with a 48-word submission he wrote while sitting on the toilet. You can read this below.

This blog holds an archive of Ara's travels. He travelled for more than eight years to more than sixty countries. He took many fine photos. He will continue to publish memories from his travels from time to time. You're welcome.

Ara is very aware that he wrote all this in the third-person, but he simply followed the conventions of About pages. Ara said, "If you don't like it, you can eat it."

But you should totes follow Ara on Twitter and Instagram.

A very short story: "How long has it been like that?" asks the doc. He puts on gloves and cups my scrotum - it's the size of an apple. I shrug. "Seven months," says my wife. "I've told him for months to get them checked. Months! He don't listen." I hope it's cancer.
(The judge is obviously a connoisseur of fine writing.)








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