Mira Schlosberg

Mira Schlosberg is a writer, editor and comics artist whose work has appeared in The Lifted BrowVoiceworks and Scum Mag. You can find Mira on Twitter @miraschlosberg.

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Iain Ryan

Iain Ryan grew up in the Brisbane suburbs. In 2015, his first novel, Four Days was published and in 2016 it was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. He maintains a monthly newsletter called The Farewell Transmission, subscribe here: https://tinyletter.com/IainRyan. He lives in Melbourne.

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Brianna J Muir

Brianna J Muir is a sometimes student archaeologist, sometimes writer from Canberra, Australia. Her work has been published most notably in Woroni, Adonis Designs Press’ Navigating the Maze, and in Shane W Smith’s All The King’s Men.

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DBC Pierre

Known as much for youthful scandal as for books, DBC Pierre was a visual artist before writing his first novel in 2001. His debut Vernon God Little became the first book to win both a Booker and Whitbread prize, and went on to be published in 43 territories, leading to another two novels – Ludmila’s Broken English and Lights Out In Wonderland, in a loose trilogy of comedies.

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Edward Palumbo

Edward Palumbo is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (1982). His fiction, poems, shorts, and journalism have appeared in numerous periodicals, journals, e-journals and anthologies including Rough Places Plain, Flush Fiction, Tertulia Magazine, Epiphany, The Poet’s Page, Reader’s Digest, Baseball Bard and Dark Matter. Ed is a prize-winning poet and playwright. Ed’s literary credo is: if you fall off the horse, get right back on the bicycle.

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Harry Goddard

Harry Goddard, is a science-fiction and fantasy writer. His work has been published in the 30th and 31st editions of the UTS Writers’ Anthology, and UTS Vertigo. Having completed a MA in Creative Writing, he plans on finishing his novella, A Night like Strong Wine, and doing something with his life.

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Rachael Versace

Rachael Versace is an aspiring editor and author. She has previously edited Vertigo, in which her writing has also appeared, and recently completed her undergraduate degree majoring in Writing and Cultural Studies. Rachael contributed to the 2017 UTS Writers' Anthology as both editor and writer.

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Atul Joshi

A student of Creative Writing at UTS, Atul is revelling in becoming an emerging writer as he hits middle age, unable to stop the flow of stories. Originally a musician, followed by a career as an arts administrator, he’s now refocused on his own creative endeavours.

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Disapol Savetsila

Disapol Savetsila is a writer and theatre-maker based in Sydney. His first full-length play, Australian Graffiti, is being produced by Sydney Theatre Company this year. 

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Lisa Dowdall

Lisa is a writer and academic based in Sydney. She recently completed a PhD in Creative Practice at the University of New South Wales, and her novelette To My Maker is forthcoming from Spineless Wonders.

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Olivia Costa

Olivia Costa is a Sydney-based writer and director who works across theatre, film, fiction and non-fiction writing. She can be found dancing.

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Elliot Holder

Elliot is a computer nerd who works as a disability carer. He loves computer generated text and music as well as linguistics and artificial intelligence, though his grasp on the latter two is pedestrian at best.

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Isabel Stojanovska

Isabel Stojanovska is a Sydney based designer currently completing her third year of Visual Communication at the University of Technology Sydney. When she isn’t occupied with design, she enjoys drawing, film making, photography and cuddling her dog Milo.

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Janine Campbell

Janine Campbell spends her days managing the operations of a university research institute, walking her dogs, and wrangling characters from her head out onto the page. She has an impressive collection of half-finished short stories, and hopes to find a novel within in her one day.

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Maree Spratt

Maree Spratt is a writer and high school teacher. Originally from Brisbane, she now lives and works in Central Queensland, where she has developed an appreciation for red dirt countered by an abhorrence of coal dust.  

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Amy Nicholls-Diver

Amy Nicholls-Diver is a writer and editor. Her published works include short stories, poetry and reviews. She writes a semi-regular column celebrating pop culture and feminism for FeminartsyFalling Asleep was her first long-form writing project, and was partially informed by her family’s experiences of loss, addiction and recovery. She lives in Melbourne with her wife and very anxious cat. 

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Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright lives in Widjabul country. He has written extensively for Overland journal and his essays have won the Eureka St Prize, the Nature Conservancy Prize, the Overland NUW Fair Australia Prize (twice) and the Scarlett Award and been shortltisted for several others.  Stephen works part-time as a manager of a NSW NGO delivering men’s behaviour change programs for men who use violence in the home, and also as a counsellor engaged in long-term psychotherapy with women and men who have experienced violence and abuse in childhood. Stephen’s non-fiction novella A Lantern, Carried Down a Dark Path is forthcoming from Tiny Owl.

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Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe is a Brisbane-based writer. She has been shortlisted for Overland’s Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize and the Luke Bitmead Bursary. She has also been longlisted for the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize and CWA (UK) dagger awards. Her work has appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories. Her first novel, She be Damned, will be released by Legend Press (UK) in 2017. Mirandi has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies (QUT). 

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