Wendy J. Dunn is the Managing Editor of Other Terrain journal. She has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since she was ten-years-old. She is the author of two Anne Boleyn novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This?, the winner of the 2003 Glyph Fiction Award and 2004 runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for Commercial Fiction, and The Light in the Labyrinth, her first young adult novel. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Wendy is married and the mother of three sons and one daughter – named after a certain Tudor queen, surprisingly, not Anne. She gained her Doctorate of Philosophy (Writing) from Swinburne University in 2014 and is a Writing tutor in their Writing Program, as well as the proud Managing Editor of Backstory journal and Other Terrain.
Eugen M. Bacon, MA, MSc, PhD, studied at Maritime Campus, less than two minutes’ walk from The Royal Observatory of the Greenwich Meridian. A Computer graduate mentally re-engineered into creative writing, Eugen has published over 100 short stories and articles and multiple anthologies. Her articles were nominated for the 2017 Aurealis Convenors Award for Excellence. Out soon: Creative non-fiction book with Macmillan International (2019). Literary speculative novel with Meerkat Press (2019). Chapter, multi-authored book: Creative Writing with Critical Theory: Inhabitation, Gylphi (2018). Eugen’s work is published in literary and speculative journals, magazines & anthologies worldwide. Eugen is also the Senior Editor of Other Terrain.
Anne Casey is the Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory journals. Originally from the west of Ireland, she is a writer living in Sydney. Over a 25-year award-winning career, she has worked as a business journalist, magazine editor, corporate and government communications director, author and editor.
Anne’s debut poetry collection, where the lost things go, was published by Salmon Poetry in July 2017. She won the 2017 Glen Phillips Novice Writer Award, and was short-listed for the Cúirt International Poetry Prize and the Eyewear Books Poetry Prize in 2017, as well as the Bangor Annual Poetry Competition in 2016.
Anne’s writing and poetry rank as most-read pieces in Ireland’s leading national daily newspaper, The Irish Times. Her poems have been published internationally in newspapers, magazines, journals and books, and have featured in a major art exhibition and podcasts.
Carolyn is the Faculty’s Program Director of undergraduate and postgraduate Writing courses. This encompasses the Creative Writing and Literature major, Professional Writing and Editing major, Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing), and the Master of Arts (Writing).
She taught Creative Writing, Writing, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Public Relations, and English as a Second Language at Victoria University, Kangan TAFE, and a number of RTOs before joining Swinburne’s Writing Discipline as a sessional in 2004 and then as a permanent staff member in 2009.
Carolyn is a multiple award-winning short story writer. She has also worked as a photographer, journalist, and freelance writer. She also regularly judges literary awards. Her journalism and fiction has been published both nationally and internationally. She has been awarded an ALTC and Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for her teaching in prisons. Carolyn was also the recipient of three internal team research grants, two Faculty teaching Innovation Awards, a Learning Futures grant, and the Faculty Leadership and Service Award for 2017.
Carolyn is the Editor-in-Chief of Other Terrain and Backstory.
Avi is an Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory journals. He is currently studying at Swinburne University of Technology, undergoing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Majoring in Writing, Editing and Literature (with a bit of Philosophy on the side), he aims to build a career in the publishing industry, where his love for a good story can thrive. Avi has written reviews, opinion pieces and short stories for online and print magazines, such as The Burn Magazine, Swine Magazine, and Nerds4LifeBlog. When he’s not brainstorming his next piece, Avi indulges on a good book, movie or Hans Zimmer score.
Madeleine is a Melbourne girl in her final year at Swinburne University doing a double degree in Business and Arts. Her majors are Marketing, Professional Writing and Editing. She joined Backstory and Other Terrains social media team in early 2018, and also contributes as a writer.
Kathryn is currently in her second year of study at Swinburne University, majoring in Creative Writing and Literature and minoring in both Criminology and Film and TV Production.
She drinks tea.
Sometimes she reads stuff.
Sometimes she draws stuff.
Sometimes she writes stuff.
(This, she has decided, would be a great way to spend the rest of her life).
Angela Wauchop is currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. Originally from regional Queensland, Angela ditched the safe confines of a successful small business and moved to Melbourne in 2013, ready for an adventure and all the possibilities of a big city.
Nikole Eugeniou is a poet and creative writing student at Swinburne University. Residing in Melbourne, Nik shares her cheerful and quirky personality with all she can. She uses writing to express herself and hopes to fill the world with words, one piece at a time. She currently tweets at @onefuturegrad and details of her future writing will be found on twitter.
Rebecca Jane is a student from the Yarra Valley currently studying writing and film in Bachelor of Arts. Her stories have been published twice in a Queensland Magazine, which has also shown one of her illustrations. She enjoys books and films of all genres, and has devoted the other half of her soul to music and bands. While working multiple hospitality and retail jobs, and working on her first novel, Rebecca is also exploring moving into drawings and professional illustrations as an option for her future.
Many of her works and commissions can be found here: http://fhyeah1.deviantart.com/
Skye Jenner has a Masters in Writing and is currently working towards her PhD in science, whilst absorbing every bit of the written word she can possibly get her hands on.
Arianne James is a writer of fiction and a lover of words, books, people, long conversations, eavesdropping, music, stars, cats and many other beautiful things in between. In February 2015 and 2016 Arianne spent a week at Varuna House in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. She considers these residencies some of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of her life. Arianne has recently had one of her short stories, ‘The Secret Art of Grieving’ published in the Hunter Writers Centre 2015 ‘Grieve’ Anthology. She lives on the mysterious island of Tasmania, a place shrouded in stories making it the perfect place to write. Arianne is currently studying creative writing at University and dreams of publishing a collection of short stories and a novel (or three) in the not too distant future.
Senaj Alijevski is a Sub-editor of Other Terrain journal and is studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. She is a motivated activist for organisations such as “We Are Union” and Trades Hall city council. She writes fiction in the crime and romance genres, enjoys writing creative non-fiction, and is inspired by the work of Khaled Hossieni. She aspires to continue writing and travelling around Europe.
James Palmer is an Editor at Other Terrain Journal. He is a Melbourne based writer, editor, and fertilizer salesman. Knee-deep in his Bachelor of Arts, James spends much of his time skulking around Swinburne University’s Hawthorn campus, fueled by banana bread and black coffee. James is occasionally credited as Jay Parker.
Abby Claridge is a Sub-editor at Other Terrain journal. She has changed more than she thought possible in that last 20 years, but a constant in her life will always be writing and creativity. Now studying professional writing and editing, she has a passion for not only writing her own pieces but improving the work of others. Her over-active imagination will never stop thinking up new and crazy ideas that keep her up at night and her passion for writing will only continue to feed it.