Fiction writing by Kim Martins, Bay of Islands

Check out the writing of Kim Martins.

Kim has just been longlisted for the Raven Short Story Prize.

Kim placed third in the Whangarei Libraries Flash Fiction contest in 2017 and was longlisted for the Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize 2018 (Canada). 27 on longlist from a total of 300 entries.

Kim is Australian and lives in New Zealand.  She writes short stories, flash fiction and poetry. She took up writing in 2016 after working in Australian organisations for many years, followed by long-term consulting work in Italy and Bhutan.

Kim is a keen photographer and traveller with inspiration for poetry and stories often coming from her photos. She has a BA (Hons) in History and a BA LLB.  Her stories and poetry often have historical themes and she is working towards her first novel, set in Italy.

Her work is published in the Copperfield Review, Furtive Dalliance, CafeLit, Flash Frontier, Flash Flood Journal, Visual Verse & “a fine line’




“Fallen Fruit” September 2016 Flash Frontier


“On Every Street” National Flash Fiction Day UK – Flash Flood

, 24th June 2017.


“They Came that Night” Third prize. 2017 Northland Flash Fiction Competition. Published in Flash Frontier, September 2017.


Years and Years published by Cafe Lit Feb 24 2018


No. 7704 published by CafeLit March 11 2018


Avocado Days published by CafeLit April 11 2018


When We Danced published by CafeLit May 11, 2018


Il Paolio de Siena published by CafeLit June 11, 2018


The Carousel published by CafeLit July 11, 2018


These Hands published by CafeLit August 10, 2018


The Rose Garden Flash Fiction Magazine August 9, 2018.




The Battle of the Hydaspes

Vol. 03 Chapter 11, September 2016.


The Glove Maker

Vol. 04, Chapter 1, November 2016.

Ellen Davis: “Emotion filled….beautiful expression! Thanks for sharing!”




Vol 4 Chapter 10. 2017.


The Final Voyage

The Copperfield Review, Volume 16 Number 1 Spring 2017


Of this Land. Published in August edition of ‘a fine line’, NZ Poetry Society (2017) p17 online.


Lady of Margate Published in June 2018 Furtive Dalliance (US) Issue #2, Summer 2018


There is a Light Published in June 2018 Furtive Dalliance (US)Issue #2, Summer 2018


Anniversary Published in June 2018 Furtive Dalliance (US)Issue #2, Summer 2018


Caught Published in June 2018 Furtive Dalliance (US)Issue #2, Summer 2018


Gone To be published October 2018. of Barren Magazine (US) Issue #2




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