Philip Neilsen has short stories in anthologies spanning twenty years, including The State of the Art (ed. Frank Moorhouse), Latitudes (ed., Susan Johnson), Paradise to Paranoia (ed., Nigel Krauth & Robyn Sheahan), The Dark House (ed., Gary Crew), Through the Clock's Workings (from the Remix my Lit project by Amy Barker), and in journals including Southerly, Overland and Linq.

He also has written five fiction books for young adults and children:

Emma and the Megahero (Reed Books)
The Wombat King (Lothian)
The Lie (Lothian)
Edward Britton (Lothian) (with Gary Crew)
Splot the Viking (Penguin)