International literature

Guest Editor Issue #2

Louise Zedda-Sampson


The Blend International would like to welcome Louise Zedda-Sampson as guest editor of Issue #2.


Louise is a freelance  writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. She writes short stories,  flash fiction and non-fiction, with her fiction appearing in anthologies  and her non-fiction in journals and magazines. 

She  edits a broad range of fiction and non-fiction having edited for  individual authors and small presses, including IFWG Publishing. Louise  has organised mentorship programs for writers and editors, has been a  membership officer for writing organisations, a slush reader and an  awards judge. She currently manages Novel Solutions, her editing business, and runs writers retreats in the tranquil settings of the Dandenong Ranges.

For this issue of The Blend International,  Louise is seeking stories that tell us more about who we are: our  dreams, our failures, the roads we take to find what we are looking for  and the things that happen in our lives that shape us. 

Genre is open,  but she has an especial fondness for speculative fiction, for stories  that shine a light in the darkness and for strong characters who push  past their limits. 

Please view the submission guidelines here: