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 from Melbourne. His work has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, The Suburban ReviewJunkee, The Point, Voiceworks and on All the Best radio. He is a fiction editor at Voiceworks and a creative producer for the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival.
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Catherine Clover

Catherine’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice, language and the interplay between hearing/listening, seeing/reading. She teaches at Swinburne University (MA Writing), Melbourne, and holds a practice-led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.
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Kate Cuthbert

Kate Cuthbert is the Program Manager at Writers Victoria. Previously, she worked for more than a decade in trade publishing, notably initiating the Escape Publishing imprint of Harlequin Australia, and serving as its Managing Editor for almost seven years. She is also an award-winning book reviewer and critic.
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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 and director 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, Independent Australia, and 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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Ed Garland

Ed Garland is researching sound in fiction and studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. His writing has appeared in A Glimpse Of, NAP, and various collaborations with the illustrator Inkymole.
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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 has received WhitingGuggenheim, and NEA writing fellowships as well as residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Millay, Yaddo, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He teaches at the University of Denver in their English and Literary Arts Department.
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Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian novelist, short story writer, essayist, memoirist and former academic based in Melbourne. She is the author of five 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. Her latest book, Imperfect (Affirm Press, 2019), is a captivating mix of memoir and cultural critique.
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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 (Allen & Unwin, 2008), and The Goddamn Bus of Happiness (Wakefield Press, 2004).
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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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Josephine Norman

Graphic designer Josephine Norman lives in a quiet, green neighbourhood in Toronto, and is a lifetime member of the stay-home-club. Her work has appeared in publications such as Redivider and The Moth, and in galleries across Toronto.
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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 is the director of the Digital Writers’ Festival, designer of Voiceworks magazine, and co-founder of Tomely (an easy-to-use ebookstore platform for independent writers and adventurous readers). He is a columnist for Kill Your Darlings.
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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 senior lecturer in writing and literature at Deakin University and chair of the Australasian Association for Writing Programs. She publishes creative and scholarly works, including poetry, essays, fiction and philosophical prose. In 2017, she co-authored Practising with Deleuze (Edinburgh University Press).
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Adam Rivett

Adam Rivett is a Melbourne-based writer. He has written for The AgeThe Australian, Sydney Review of Books, The Lifted BrowKill Your DarlingsFireflies 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 and Meanjin, among many others. His new collection, The Lost Arabs (2019), is forthcoming with UQP.
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Jay Daniel Thompson

Dr Jay Daniel Thompson lectures in digital writing in the Media and Communications program at the University of Melbourne. He has also taught digital writing at Swinburne University of Technology and Victoria University. Jay has worked as a freelance journalist since 1998 and his work has appeared in The Conversation, Kill Your Darlings, Overland and others.
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Emma Yearwood

Emma Yearwood is a Melbourne-based writer, student and library assistant. Her writing has been published in Island and Scum, and in 2017 was shortlisted for the New Philosopher Writers’ Award XVI.
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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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