Let's Talk
I am available to:

  • Facilitate writers workshops

  • Facilitate podcasting workshops

  • Participate in arts programming

  • Write sensitivity reports on trans and gender diverse topics

  • Consult on anti-discrimination policies and procedures

  • Speak on community arts panels


Please contact me via email at:
spillingthetcollective@gmail.com Photographer: Rachel Main
Shortlist
Hardie Grant Spark Prize
2022
Winner
Scribe Varuna Fellowship
2022
Winner
ABC Homespun Storytelling Competition
2021
Winner
Transdemic: Excellence in LGBTIQA+ Media Reporting at the GLOBE Awards
2021
Shortlist
Deborah Cass Prize
2021
Finalist
Audio Originals Writing Competition for Transgender Warriors
2020
Shortlist
The Ada's Biographical Writing Prize, Williamstown Writers Festival
2020
Winner
Australian Society of Authors, Award Mentorship
2020
Finalist
Westfield Local Hero for Transgender Warriors
2020
Finalist
The Joanne Burns Microlit Awards
2020
Winner
Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship
2019
Finalist
LGBTIQ Outstanding Short Stories
2016
(Featured)
Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia (Anthology)
Writing
Published:
2022
1 Ships within 5 days Add to Cart Download cover Nothing to Hide Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia by Sam Elkin, Alex Gallagher, Yves Rees and Bobuq Sayed AUD $34.99 Nothing to Hide is Australia's first mainstream anthology of trans and gender-diverse writing, a powerful contribution to Australian letters. 'This is literature at its finest - tender, attentive and daring.' Omar Sakr, author of Son of Sin Nothing to Hide is Australia's first mainstream anthology of trans and gender-diverse writing....See More
(Featured)
Resilience (Short Story)
Writing
Published:
2022
The doctor was a slim, silver-haired man in a plum-coloured shirt. His crinkly, smiling eyes and matter of fact approach made Drew feel at ease with their impending life change. ‘Well, you’re 35, you’re healthy, you’ve stored your eggs and you’ve got a gender counsellor. If you want to get started, I’ll write you a script right now.’...See More
(Featured)
Growing Up in Country Australia (Memoir)
Writing
Published:
2022
Over the din of my classmates playing Uno and talking shit at school one morning, I caught an announcement about a rural exchange program. Students could leave home for a term to learn about farming and the challenge of Western Australia’s increasingly salty earth....See More
(Featured)
Queer View Mirror on 3RRR (Talk Show)
Podcast
Published:
2020
Weekly show on Triple R covering queer culture and current affairs...See More
Podcast (4)
Best Day Worst Day (2020)
Long-form interviews with LGBTIQA+ activists and artists; a mental health peer support podcast...See More
Queer View Mirror on 3RRR (2020)
Weekly show on Triple R covering queer culture and current affairs. Tune in Wednesdays from 1pm to 2pm. ...See More
Transdemic (2020)
Trans and gender diverse experiences of the pandemic...See More
Transgender Warriors (2020)
Long-form interviews with trans and gender diverse creatives on Joy 94.9 ...See More
Writing (20)
Verandah Journal (2022)
I am a man in a car and he is a cat in a bag. It's a nice bag; rich, chestnutty pleather, and ample air-holes for breathing. Two plastic viewing stations on either side; you could get lost in all the possibilities. A minimalist masculine metrosexual's catty bag, bought in more prosperous times....See More
Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia (2022)
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Resilience (2022)
My story 'Elasticity' is part of Resilience, an anthology of poetry, fiction and essays by Mascara Literary Review and Ultimo Press...See More
Growing Up in Country Australia (2022)
My story 'Bindoon' about life at the Catholic Agricultural College in Bindoon, WA...See More
Grattan Street Press – Intermissions (Nov 2021)
The Monster of Ravenna...See More
Fruit Journal (UK) – Magic Waters (SEP 2021 )
CREATIVE NON FICTION...See More
Baby Teeth Journal – The Nub (AUG 2021)
Creative Non-Fiction...See More
Kill Your Darlings (Apr 2021)
The Guilty Pleasure of the Aldi Mystery Aisle...See More
Kill Your Darlings (MAY 2021)
KAYA WILSON – AS BEAUTIFUL AS ANY OTHER...See More
The Victorian Writer (Jun 2021)
BODY LANGUAGE - FACIAL FAT DEPOSITS MAKETH THE MAN...See More
GriffithReview (May 2021)
The sad stats - The trauma of community law featured in the states of mind edition of the Griffith Review...See More
Bent Street 5.1 Anthology (JUNE 2021)
‘Soft Borders, Hard Edges’ is a special edition of australian LGBTIQA+ journal focusing on the trans and gender diverse community...See More
Antithesis Journal (OCT 2020)
THE EVIDENCE – FEATURED IN Antithesis VOL.30. ANTITHESIS is Australia’s long-running graduate journal of contemporary theory, criticism and culture...See More
Overland Literary Journal (April 2021) (Apr 2021)
TRANSGENDER RIGHTS/VIOLENCE - We want more justice for Mhelody than the system can ever give to her...See More
Overland Literary Journal (May 2020) (May 2020)
our plague year - CORONAVIRUS/HEALTH/HISTORY...See More
Archer Magazine (FEB 2020)
Trans masc writers: Looking for stories like mine...See More
Overland Literary Journal (March 2019) (Mar 2019)
The first Pride March in Footscray was everything a Pride March should be...See More
Queer Stories (May 2020)
i’ll ride with you - Working at a community legal centre, Sam makes an unlikely friend...See More
ABC Homespun (MAR 2020)
How a car crash helped Sam transition into his true self...See More
Baby Teeth Journal (APR 2020)
creative non fiction - Passport Control...See More
About
Sam Elkin is a writer, event producer and co-editor of Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia (Allen & Unwin). Born in England and raised on Noongar land, Sam now lives on unceded Wurundjeri land. Sam’s essays have been published in the Griffith Review, Australian Book Review, Sydney Review of Books and Kill Your Darlings. He hosts the 3RRR radio show Queer View Mirror.
Events
19 JAN 2023
Nothing to hide: Voices of trans and gender-diverse Australia, Castlemaine Library
Price: FREE
Where: Castlemaine Library

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1 DEC 2022
Nothing to hide: Voices of trans and gender-diverse Australia, Bendigo Library
Price: FREE
Where: Bendigo Library

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21 JAN 2023
Write The Rainbow: Midsumma Writing Workshop with Sam Elkin, Midsumma
Price: FREE
Where: Bunjil Place Library, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive Narre Warren VIC

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29 January 2023
Midsumma Westside Nothing to Hide Author Talk, Midsumma Westside
Price: FREE
Where: The Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray

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Book Tickets