Contributors

Cassandra Atherton

Cassandra Atherton has published eight books. Her recent poetry books include Trace with illustrations by Phil Day (Finlay Lloyd, 2015) and Exhumed (Grand Parade, 2015). She is the current poetry editor of Westerly Magazine.
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Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon finished a PhD in writing at Swinburne University of Technology in 2016. She has published over 50 short stories and creative articles, and has recently completed a creative non-fiction book and a literary speculative novel.
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Joshua Barnes

Joshua Barnes is a writer and editor from Melbourne. His work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Suburban Review, Voiceworks, The Point and Junkee. He edits fiction at Voiceworks and tweets from @j___barnes.
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Kate Cuthbert

Kate Cuthbert is Managing Editor of Escape Publishing, Harlequin Australia’s digital-first line. She appears regularly as a presenter, speaker, panellist and chair at literary festivals and conferences, and her award-winning book reviews have appeared in national and international publications.
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Lauren Daniels

Lauren Daniels’ poetry, travel writing and essays have appeared widely in Australia, and internationally. She has served as a literary judge for over a decade, was a Youth Arts Queensland mentor, and taught writing at the University of Queensland and TAFE. She sits on the Board for the Erica Bell Foundation in Tasmania and is the founder of the Brisbane Writers Workshop.
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Dave Drayton

Dave Drayton was a recreational banjo player, a founding member of the Atterton Academy, and 2014 winner of the Blake Prize for Poetry.
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Nick Earls

Nick Earls is the author of more than twenty books. His work has won awards in the UK and Australia, and have appeared on bestseller lists in both those countries. Two of his novels have been adapted into feature films and five have been adapted into stage plays.
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Samuel Elliott

Samuel Elliott has been published in MoviePilot, Blue Crow Magazine, FilmInk, Pure Slush, Vertigo, Writer’s Bloc, The Big Issue, The Independent, and The Southerly. Since mid-2016, Elliott’s crime novel, Hoi Polloi, was published. Elliott is currently a freelancer for The Australia Times and focusing on the Milan Milton series.
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Allen Forrest

Allen Forrest has created cover art and illustrations for literary publications and books, the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection.
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Stephanie King

Stephanie King is a writer and performer from Sydney. She has written for Crikey, Cordite, Writ Review, Radio National, Work & Tumble Anthology and Spineless Wonders’ anthology, Out of Place.
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Brian Kiteley

Brian Kiteley is the author of three novels, The River Gods, I Know Many Songs, But I Cannot Sing and Still Life with Insects. He has also published two books of fiction exercises, The 3 AM Epiphany and The 4 AM Breakthrough.
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Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman is the author of four books, including the memoir The Dangerous Bride (Melbourne University Press, 2014) and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura Press, 2016), an anthology of memoir featuring prominent Australian authors.
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Stefan Laszczuk

Stefan Laszczuk won the Australian Vogel Award in 2007. He also won the 2004 SA Premier’s Literary award for best unpublished manuscript. As a result he has published two novels: I Dream of Magda, and The Goddamn Bus of Happiness. He has also published a book of short stories, The New Cage.
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Kent MacCarter

Kent MacCarter is the Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry Review. He’s the author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge, 2009), Ribosome Spreadsheet (Picaro Press, 2011) and Sputnik’s Cousin (Transit Lounge, 2014).
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Elizabeth MacFarlane

Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane is a writer and lecturer in the Creative Writing department at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches Theory for Writing, Graphic Narratives and Short Fiction. Her first book Reading Coetzee was published in 2013. Elizabeth is co-director of the artists’ residency the Comic Art Workshop, and co-director of publishing company Twelve Panels Press.
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Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer is a writer and editor. She is the author of Captives, and editor of The Great Unknown. Her work has been published widely, including in Best Australian StoriesIsland, CorditeThe AustralianThe Lifted Brow, and Killings.
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Connor Tomas O’Brien

Connor Tomas O’Brien is a Melbourne-based writer, front-end web designer, and co-founder of ebookstore platform Tomely. He created and directed the inaugural Digital Writers’ Festival, and currently works on digital projects for the Stella Prize, the Wheeler Centre, and the City of Literature.
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Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel is the editor / founder of online feminist journal, Feminartsy, and the former Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine. She was the recipient of the 2014 Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship, and received a 2014 Edna Ryan Awards for making a feminist difference in the media.
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Antonia Pont

Antonia Pont is a Melbourne-based writer of various proses – theoretical and fictional. She also publishes and reviews poetry and has a background in performance. Her work has been published in local and international journals, books and anthologies.
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Adam Rivett

Adam Rivett is a Melbourne-based writer. He has written for The Age, The Australian, Sydney Review of Books, The Lifted BrowKill Your Darlings, Fireflies and Seizure.
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Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Island, Overland, Verity La, Strange Horizons, Red Room Company, Meanjin, and Antic, among many others. His debut collection, These Wild Houses, is out now with Cordite Books.
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Sam van Zweden

Sam van Zweden is a Melbourne-based writer interested in memory, food and mental health. She has written for The Big Issue, The Victorian Writer, Killings, The Wheeler Centre and others.
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