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Alison Knight

Alison has written two novels, Peter Stone and The Close, and an anthology of stories. Her stories have also appeared in Pendulum Papers...

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Peter Loveday

Peter Loveday is a writer and singer-songwriter born in Toowoomba, Australia and resident in Barcelona. Author of short story collections;...

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Angela Wauchop

Angela recently graduated from Swinburne with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing/Creative Writing and Literature. She...

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Ferris Knight  

Ferris Knight is a writer, producer, and advocate from Naarm (Melbourne), currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne....

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Rob McKinnon

Rob McKinnon lives in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. His poetry has previously been published in ‘Messages from the Embers’ Black...

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Amy Bertacco

Amy Bertacco is a first year Swinburne student, who is completing a Bachelor of Media and Communication, with a major in creative writing....

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Bethany Cody

Bethany Cody is an Adelaide-based writer of short stories, flash fiction and poetry, living with vision loss in the City of Churches. She...

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Miles Boyle-Bryant

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Sam Johnston

Sam Johnston is a Melbourne-based writer and currently a student studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. He...

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Samara Lee

Samara Lee is a Melbourne based writing student currently completing her Diploma in Writing and Editing at Swinburne University with plans...

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Lyssa Stevens

Lyssa is a Melbourne-based writer who is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Writing and Literature at Swinburne University. She is...

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Dilini Fredrick

Dilini has a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literary Studies and is currently completing a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing...

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Melissa King

Melissa King is a Geelong based writer and perpetual academic. She has a keen interest in mental health, health coaching and single parent...

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Vincent Kakkos

Vincent Kakkos is a Melbourne- based writer currently studying a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. He...

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Jess Roscioli

Originally from Queensland, Jess is currently studying the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. Jess enjoys...

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Bradlee Jennings

Bradlee Jennings is a songwriter and memoirist from Melbourne who is studying Professional Writing & Editing at Swinburne. Since...

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Book Review: Elizabeth, Elizabeth by Sue Williams

by Angela Wauchop   ‘Behind the ragged grey people and their own shabby infantry officers— … the houses are little more than...

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Interview with Hakim Bellamy

Interview by Brad Jennings   Hakim Bellamy is a poet, author, musician, playwright, actor, and community organiser. In 2012, he became...

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Jonathan Kyle Butterworth

Jonathan Kyle Butterworth is a Melbourne creative writer, currently completing a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne...

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Merciless

By Jess Roscioli   The beginning was bliss. A desire, with a depth –  more forceful than the ocean we met along.  Purity,...

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Nathan Murdoch

Nathan Murdoch is a Mooroolbark based writing student who is currently completing a diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at...

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Take Me Home

by Lyssa Stevens    The gun shots are relentless. Men cry in pain as blood oozes from their wounds, dripping down the walls of the...

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Shave Your Legs For Summer

by Bethany Cody   Fat tears won’t flood the lake. A head full of summer memories. She stayed at yours, you stayed up late. Cut your...

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Six Mothers I Had

By Bradlee Jennings   Talaleu was the fearless goddess who wrangled flesh and air, Willing me into existence. Healthy yet homeless, I...

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Anna By Lamplight

by Alison Knight   The streetlamp is a thing of beauty. Tall and slender, its neck bows over the footpath in an elegant curlicue....

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Thomas Droscher

Thomas Droscher is a writer and student from Melbourne. After completing Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing  in 2020, he...

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The Rats of The Rocks, Sydney 1900

by Rob McKinnon   Surreptitious stowaways  to the flourishing city  hiding in groaning ships  from contaminated ports.  Finding...

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Taffy

by Bethany Cody   Born of the beach, a young man from Taffs Well, gateway to the valleys, an immigrant living along the flat shores of...

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When the History of the Future Burned

by Amy Bertacco   A building is only a building until it means something to someone. I was nothing until the people of Alexandria,...

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Stray Dog

by Miles Boyle-Bryant   ‘A fucking woman? I ask for help, and they send a fucking woman?’ ‘Mr. Watkins, I promise you I-’ ‘I...

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