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Anita Patel

Anita Patel is a Canberra writer. She has had work published in the Canberra Times, in Summer Conversations (Pandanus Books, ANU), in Block...

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Jane Downing

Jane Downing has stories and poetry published around Australia and overseas, including in Griffith Review, The Big Issue, Antipodes,...

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Antonia Schuster

Antonia is a Melbourne-based social policy worker and emerging writer, with a passion for travel, adventure, and writing about social...

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Ash Leonard

Ash Leonard is a writer and editor from Bannockburn, Victoria. She holds a degree in Professional and Creative Writing, and has been...

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Danyelle Guyatt

Danyelle is in the final stages of completing a Masters in Arts/Writing at Swinburne University, during which she has dabbled in writing...

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Carol Major

Carol Major was born in Scotland, came to Canada as a schoolgirl and now lives in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. She is curious...

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Angela Wauchop

Angela Wauchop is currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. Originally from regional Queensland, Angela...

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Amira Nahas

Amira Nahas is a third-year student studying at Swinburne University. She enjoys editing and hopes to become an English teacher in the...

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Nik Shone

Nik Shone is an emerging writer and editor based in Melbourne. Nik is a poet and short story writer with a goal to learn and to write as...

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Suzanne Masri

Melbourne born and raised, Suzanne is an editor, holds a Diploma of Journalism,  and is in her second year of her Bachelor of Arts degree,...

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Jayme Constandino

Jayme is in her fourth and final year of studying Communications & Media Studies with a minor of Creative Writing at Swinburne...

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Savannah White

Savannah is in her third year of studying Professional writing and editing, minoring in creative writing and literature. She is a dog...

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Jeremy C. North

Jeremy C. North is a Melbourne-based writer of horror fiction, melodrama and poetry. He sparked a renewed passion for creative writing...

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Samuel Bernard

Sam is 30 years old and currently lives in Noosa Heads, Queensland. He teaches English and Drama at a secondary school and has previously...

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Madeleine Reid

Madeleine is a Melbourne girl in her final year at Swinburne University doing a double degree in Business and Arts. Her majors are...

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Tamara Lowe

Tamara Lowe is a writer living close to the water’s edge in Sydney, Australia. She is a passionate humanitarian with a curious gypsy...

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Kathryn Lamont

Kathryn is currently in her second year of study at Swinburne University, majoring in Creative Writing and Literature and minoring in both...

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The death of Mary Doyle

To commemorate the Official State Visit to Australia 2017 by Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, we are deeply honoured and grateful...

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Denise Ogilvie

From 1989 to 2014 Denise Ogilvie worked as a Librarian at Williamstown Library, and later Hobsons Bay Libraries. Denise enjoys writing...

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Jackie Benney

Jackie lives in south-west Sydney and has been teaching in the secondary education system as a visual arts teacher and learning support...

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Eleanor Limprecht

Eleanor Limprecht is the author of three novels: The Passengers (2018), Long Bay and What Was Left, which was shortlisted for the 2014...

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Belinda Lyons-Lee

Belinda Lyons-Lee is an emerging MG, YA and adult author of fiction inspired by 19th century history. She is also partial to adding magic,...

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Lauren Chater

Lauren Chater writes historical fiction with a particular focus on women’s stories. After working in the media sector for many years, she...

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Seize the Moment

By Errol Bishop   James McFarlane eagerly absorbed the sights and sounds of Australia as the ship made its way up the Mary River,...

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The Letter

By Chris Childs   I try not to retch at the sickening stench of boiled cabbage. The queue is moving slowly, but no one complains....

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Fetes Des Ramparts

By Denise Ogilvie   Caen station fills with tourists, all jostling for seats on the train to Pontorson. The July morning is warm,...

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Transit

By Lauren Chater   Carr House, Lancashire 1639 Eliza Stone was hot. Moisture pricked beneath her arms. A bead of sweat inched its way...

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The Call of the Stars

By Eleanor Limprecht He woke at the usual time, before dawn. Andrew closed his eyes again, pulling the coverlet beneath his chin. When he...

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A Breakfast Shared

By Chris Childs   I wake coated in cold sweat, my throat dry and raw. For a moment I don’t remember where I am. Then reality flashes...

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Again

By Belinda Lyons-Lee   She stood in the octagonal room where she could see, as if in the middle of a spiders web, through the...

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