Category: Issue Twelve Contributors

  • Erin Jamieson

    Erin Jamieson

    Erin Jamieson (she/her) holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University. Her writing has been published in over eighty literary magazines, including a Pushcart Prize nomination. She is the author of a poetry collection (Clothesline, 2023) and four poetry chapbooks. Her latest poetry chapbook, Fairytales, was published by Bottle Cap Press.

  • Jacob Pilkington

    Jacob Pilkington

    Jacob Pilkington has always had a love of literature, many the classic or the Gothic. He has a love of horror films. Living in Melbourne and the US, he has been writing about thrills him the most. He currently studies a PhD at Swinburne and studies Comic books and their social relevance.

  • Cici Zhu

    Cici Zhu

    Growing up, Cici always struggled to figure out what she wanted to do. She had multiple interests that were vastly different, and found comfort in writing stories to help visualise what kind of person she wanted to be. After graduating with a degree in economics and international business, she went straight into the media industry…

  • Mickey Stosser

    Mickey Stosser

    Mickey is a trans, Autistic songwriter. Their art aims to give voice to the feelings that we didn’t know we had. They create music under the name Local Sweetheart (@localsweetheartmusic). Their intimate lyrics and atmospheric harmonies will remind you of voice notes from a friend.

  • Mark O’Flynn

    Mark O’Flynn’s novel The Last Days of Ava Langdon (UQP) was short listed for the Miles Franklin Award, 2017. A collection of short stories Dental Tourism appeared in 2020. His recent collections of poems are Undercoat, (Liquid Amber Press, 2022), and Einstein’s Brain (Puncher & Wattmann, 2022).

  • Karla Whitmore

    Karla Whitmore

    The world is beset by destabilizing geopolitical and environmental issues.  These present a challenge, not only to comprehend and attempt to mitigate, but also to find hope for society as we know it.  Travelling through history is to navigate progress and catastrophe with an eye always on the future. Karla Whitmore lives in Sydney and…

  • Jena Woodhouse

    Jena Woodhouse

    Jena Woodhouse is a poet, translator and writer of fiction for children and adults. She has eleven book and chapbook publications, the most recent being, from the Picaro Poets series, Bitter Oranges: a memoir of Athens – a city where she lived and worked for more than ten years.

  • Ellen Irwin

    Ellen Irwin

    Ellen Irwin is an aspiring author of historical sagas set in the Western Isles of Scotland and the Irish Sea region. She has been writing and storytelling since she first learned to wield a pencil. A member of ACFW and Historical Novel Society’s Interview Team, she is passionate both about writing character-driven tales of redemption…

  • Roseanna Smith

    Roseanna Smith

    Roseanna is a writer originally from Sydney, who recently completed her master of writing through Swinburne University. She is a corporate lawyer by day and procrastinates writing her novel at night. In between exploring as much of Europe as her bank balance allows and butchering Italian on Duolingo, she can be found researching her Irish…

  • Bek Klinko

    Bek Klinko

    Bek Klinko is a creative writing student at Swinburne university who loves musicals, wet weather and flowers. She is a self-taught seamstress and an avid fantasy fan.

  • Bethany Lo-Han

    Bethany Lo-Han

    Bethany Lo-Han is a Swinburne student currently majoring in Professional and Creative Writing. As an avid lover of all things to do with a pen, she has always wanted to become a graphic novel author. In the meantime, she spends her time writing and publishing fanfiction (don’t ask her for any links). 

  • Damen O’Brien

    Damen O’Brien

    Damen is a multi-award-winning Queensland Poet.  Damen’s prizes include The Moth Poetry Prize, the Peter Porter Poetry Prize (joint winner), the Newcastle Poetry Prize, the Val Vallis Award and the Magma Judge’s Prize.  Damen has been published in Cordite, Overland, Antipodes, Mississippi Review, Atlanta Review and Southwords. (

  • Oscar O’Neill-Pugh

    Oscar O’Neill-Pugh

    Oscar O’Neill-Pugh is a Melbourne based therapist, who, after a long period of dormancy, is starting to write again. While he has since changed fields, Oscar completed a Bachelor of Professional Writing and Communication at Swinburne and previously contributed to Other Terrain and Backstory as a poetry editor. With new and revised work on the…

  • Jaime Screen

    Jaime Screen

    Jaime is a young writer from Melbourne. After being sucked into fairytales and faraway lands as a child, she never learnt how to leave. She now spends her time writing about all the magical worlds that live in her head. After completing her degree in Professional and Creative writing and Psychological sciences, she hopes to…

  • Imogen Lenore Williams

    Imogen Lenore Williams

    After initially refusing to learn to read, Imogen Lenore Williams decided to pursue creative writing. Imogen is studying Creative Writing and Marketing at Swinburne University. In 2018, she won the Senior Secondary School Short Story category of the My Brother Jack Awards with her piece Pensioner Purgatory, and in 2022, achieved Highly Commended in the Swinburne Sudden Writing Competition for…