Sally’s Writing Credits

Sally has been a poet for most of her adult life, penning her first poem – “Lights, Camera, Action” at the age of fifteen, which won her first place in a local newspaper literary competition.

Since then, she has been regularly published in various poetry and short fiction anthologies and magazines in Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK, including the anthologies In-Between Days (USA), A Lasting Calm (UK), Tide of Hours (USA) and Millennium Moments (USA/UK) and the literary periodicals Images Inscript (USA), Waxing & Waning (Canada), Celtic Fiction(USA) and Poetry DownUnder (Australia).  She was one of ten featured poets, and the only Australian, selected for The Sounds of Poetry an audio presentation of poets selected from across the world and was named in the international Who’s Who of Poetry for 2004.

She has additionally worked as a screenwriter, playwright, author and book editor. Here is a list of what she has done in this realm to date.


UPCOMING WORKS

Irreverence and Play in Shakespearean Adaptations
Contributor (Chapter)
Editors: Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie
Publisher: Routledge UK
Published: TBA

PUBLISHED BOOKS – AUTHOR

Talking to Myself: a collection of poetical monologues
Author/Illustrator
Paperback
ISBN-10: 1453805613
ISBN-13: 978-1453805619
Publisher: CreateSpace (USA)
Published: 2014

O For A Muse Of Fire: Quotes On Acting From Pioneers Of The Stage
Author/Illustrator
ISBN-10: 1502517736
ISBN-13: 978-1502517739
Publisher: CreateSpace (USA)
Published: 2014

Chasing Pegasus: (a play in ten chords)
Author
Paperback
ISBN-10: 1453767878
ISBN-13: 978-1453767870
Publisher: CreateSpace (USA)
Published: 2010

PUBLISHED BOOKS – EDITOR

Innovation and Enterprise: A history of Blackwell IXL 1858-2008
Editor
Author: GA McLean
Paperback
ISBN-10: 0646489216
ISBN-13: 9780646489216
Publisher: Blackwell IXL/Deakin University (Australia)
Published: 2008

PUBLISHED BOOKS – CONTRIBUTOR

Memories of the millennium
Contributor (Poetry)
Editor: Howard Ely
Paperback
ISBN-10: 1582352623
ISBN-13: 9781582352626
Publisher: Owings Mills (USA)
Published: 2001

In-between days
Contributor (Poetry)
Editor: Alyssa R Stokes-Reinhardt
Paperback
ISBN-10: 1582351414
ISBN-13: 9781582351414
Publisher: J. Franz (USA)
Published: 2000

A Lasting Calm
Contributor (Poetry)
Editor: Joy L Esterby
Paperback
ISBN-10: 1575534495
ISBB-13: 9781575534497
Publisher: Sittingbourne (UK)
Published: 1997

To see more about Sally’s contributions to Poetry & Short Fiction anthologies over the years, visit her Creative Writing site: FlareWithFlair.com

PRODUCED PLAYS

Chasing Pegasus (2006)
Writer
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Length: 75 mins
Date Produced: 2006
Venue/s: Gasworks Arts Park & Mt Martha House
Festival/s: Melbourne Fringe Festival/Victorian Seniors Festival

PS I Love You
Writer
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Length: 90 mins
Date Produced: 2004
Venue: Mt Martha House

PRODUCED SCREENPLAYS (FILM)

Speaking Daggers (Drama)
Writer
Producer: Incognita Enterprises & Independent Schools Victoria
Format: 4k
Length: 11.35 mins
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date Produced: 2017

Why Must The Show Go On? (Comedy)
Co-Writer
Producer: Incognita Enterprises & Cinema Viscera
Format: HD
Length: 25 mins
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date Produced: 2010

Brigit & Benny (A Modern Faerietale) (Fantasy/Kids)
Writer
Producer: Incognita Enterprises
Broadcaster: Aurora TV
Format: miniDV
Length: 8 mins
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date Produced: 2005

fixNATION (Drama/Silent)
Writer
Producer: Incognita Enterprises
Broadcast: Foxtel Australia
Format: miniDV
Length: 7 mins
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date Produced: 2004

A Little Rain Must Fall (Drama)
Co-Writer
Producer: Mynfel Films
Format: miniDV
Length: 43 mins
Location: London, UK
Date Produced: 1997

PRODUCED SCREENPLAYS (DIGITAL SERIES)

Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) (Drama/Comedy)
Writer (Adaptation)
Broadcaster: Ozflix
Format: 4k
Length: 13 x 5 mins
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date Produced: 2017

Shakespeare Republic (Season One) (Drama/Comedy)
Writer (Adaptation)
Broadcaster: Ozflix
Format: 2k
Length: 6 x 5 mins
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date Produced: 2015

D.A.T.E. Me (Pilot) (Comedy)
Writer
Producer: NeON Films
Format: MiniDV
Length: 6 mins
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date Produced: 2009

SELECTED REVIEWS

“A fine use of the platform and, more importantly, a very fine adaptation of the Bard … Shakespeare Republic is put together with grace and wit.”
Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian Newspaper (UK & Australia) for “Shakespeare Republic”


“Sally McLean of Incognita Enterprises was Editor. Her rigorous and insightful editing, as well as her many suggestions, have improved this history markedly.”
GA McLean, Author, “Innovation and Enterprise: A History of Blackwell IXL 1858-2008” (Australia) (taken from “Acknowledgements” in published book)


“We found your poetry very inspiring. The direct and honest style of your work is favoured by a large number of our members, and you execute it particularly well, maintaining a high standard for all published pieces. As far as criticisms go, our panel of adjudicators agreed on thing alone – we’d like some more!”
Leonard Low, City Lights and Sketches Poetry Society, Australian National University (Australia)


“… if you’re in the mood for some dramatic theatre with interesting characters, inspiring stories and a feel-good, uplifting message, Chasing Pegasus provides an ultimately engaging hour of theatre.”
Luke Troynar, 3RRR-FM (Australia)


“I had trouble coming up with an adequate way of describing Sally’s work. But in the end, I described it as if “going to a favorite book shop.” I just couldn’t help but think of a great little book shop near my old house, called The Hungry Mind. It’s just a room with walls, book shelves, and books, right? No, it was an experience too that was more than the sum of its parts.”
David E, E Poetry Award (USA)


“… a tightly written and superbly acted piece that explored the difficulties of being a twenty-something living in London in the last throes of the 20th Century.”
Daisy Mae, IMDB.com (UK) for “A Little Rain Must Fall”

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