Editorial Team

Ellen Lewis

Ellen Lewis is a Naarm (Melbourne) based writing student who is currently completing her Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at...

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Holly Erin Jane

Holly Erin Jane is a Naarm (Melbourne) based writing student at Swinburne University. Focusing on under-heard voices and personal stories,...

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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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Patrick Petraitis

Patrick is currently studying a diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University and plans to continue his education. He...

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Michelle Freckleton

Michelle is from Melbourne. She is a full-time mum who is currently studying a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. Michelle has...

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Carly Waller

Carly Waller is a student from Melbourne. She has a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing from Victoria University and is...

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Brooke Rabone

Brooke Rabone is a Melbourne-based writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction articles. She completed her Cert IV in Professional Writing...

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Raissa Nadine

Raissa is a fresh graduate of the University of Melbourne. She majored in Anthropology and Criminology but has always held creative writing...

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Thomas van Essen

Thomas van Essen is a philosophy and literature undergrad at the Swinburne University of Technology. An avid reader of speculative fiction...

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Dr Wendy J. Dunn

Obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since childhood, Wendy J. Dunn is the author of two Anne Boleyn novels: Dear Heart, How Like You...

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Dr Carolyn Beasley

Carolyn is the Faculty’s Program Director of undergraduate and postgraduate Writing courses. This encompasses the Creative Writing and...

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Marnie Reid

Marnie Reid is Backstory’s hard working Senior Editor. Ever since childhood she has loved books and reading, so after spending a few...

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Avi Leibovitch

Avi is an Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory journals. He is currently studying at Swinburne University of Technology, undergoing his...

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Anne Casey

Anne Casey is the Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory journals. Originally from the west of Ireland, she is a writer living...

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Skye Jenner

Skye Jenner has a Masters in Writing and is currently working towards her PhD in science, whilst absorbing every bit of the written word...

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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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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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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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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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Samuel Elliott

Samuel Elliott is a Sydney-based freelance literary and entertainment reporter. Having previously regularly appeared in premier digital...

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Senaj Alijevski

Senaj Alijevski is a Sub-editor of Backstory journal and is studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. She is a...

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Abby Claridge

Abby Claridge is a Sub-editor at Backstory journal. She has changed more than she thought possible in that last 20 years, but a constant in...

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