uncertain cities

words and sequences of them by Rhett Davis

About me

I’m a writer living in Geelong, Australia. I mostly write fiction that sits somewhere between realism, unrealism, science fiction, and satire. I don't have a name for it and struggle to describe it when asked at the parties I don't go to. I have an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and am currently writing a novel and exploring digital literature as part of a PhD at Deakin University in Geelong. I like reading things that surprise me. I live with a lovely Nova Scotian who, among other things, is very good at mocking my accent. I am competent in some sports but restrict myself mostly to walking. I like video games and interactive things but have a hard time admitting it. I like things that remind me of how small I am. I'm Australian but deeply suspicious about it. 

I’ve published short fiction in Australian and North American literary journals such as The Dalhousie ReviewThe Sleepers Almanac, The Big Issue, Verandah and Page Seventeen.  

You can get in touch with me at rhettsdavis at gmail dot com.

One day I looked like this:



Text Special Issue No. 49 on Writing and Gaming, July 2018 - Making it old and new: Intermedial print-digital approaches to the novel as response to media competition

The Molotov Cocktail Prize Winners Anthology Volume 2, December 2016

The Molotov Cocktail, Halloween 2015 - Table

The Dalhousie Review, Spring 2015 - Economy of Movement

Sleepers Almanac 9, 2014 – Interior/exterior

Tincture Journal, Issue 4 2013 – Man in city has city

21D, Issue 4 2013 – In the gaps between coordinates

Sleepers Almanac 8, 2013 – Salad bar

Page Seventeen, 2012 – Stalks

The Big Issue Fiction Edition, 2012 – Pretend we’re not here

Windmills, 2010 – Follicle, In the back seats of a collapsing theatre

Verandah 24, 2009 – In paper hallways