Category: Issue Nine Contributors

  • Kiara Ash

    Kiara Ash

    Kiara Ash is a young and upcoming author who believes in exposing the truths and injustices in our society. Even though she never wanted to be a political writer, her passion to change wrongs by putting words on her page might cause her to be one. Whilst an activist in her writing, she prefers to…

  • Heidi Scheffers

    Heidi Scheffers

    Heidi Scheffers is a Creative Writing/Law student at Swinburne University. By nature of this combination, words are her everything: work, play, power, freedom and wonder. She likes people too – last year she enjoyed hosting Spoken Word at the Hammer & Swine and volunteering at the Australian Short Story Festival, and she’s always hyping her writerly…

  • CJ Vallis

    I write stories that might be true. At present I’m finishing a Masters in Creative Writing (among a zillion other projects). I have been published in SWAMP, Vertigo, Grieve Volume 7 (2019), and the UTS Writing Anthology, in which I won the 2019 UTS Writing Anthology prize. My microfiction was selected for inclusion in Spineless…

  • Lauren Connell

    Lauren Connell

    Lauren is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in both Creative Writing and Literature as well as Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University of Technology. She is 22 years old, and has grown up and continues to live in the remote Macedon Ranges. As a result, much of her writing tends to reflect rural…

  • Thomas van Essen

    Thomas van Essen

    Thomas van Essen is a philosophy and literature undergrad at the Swinburne University of Technology. An avid reader of speculative fiction and sci-fi, he aspires to one day have published work of his own. He lives in St Kilda with his fiancee and two cats.