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10 Historical Events You Have Probably Not Heard Of

History can be fun, disastrous, atrocious, exciting and enlightening. So it’s such a shame that the typical curriculum is often...

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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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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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The Driver

by Dell Brand. Commended story in the 2019 HNSA short story contest. Boney sat hunched over the wheel, clunking along slowly over the...

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eggshells

By Stuart Barnes i.m. Nancy Barnes   This poem was previously published in Glasshouses (UQP 2016)...

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Step Up, Mrs Dugdale by Lynne Leonhardt.

Review by Brittney Alexander “… the slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings. Women’s position is changing. What...

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Book Review of Clare Rhoden’s The Stars in the Night

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop   “You thought everything was laid up and settled, long ago, and there it would be, suddenly reaching out...

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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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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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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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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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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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