Mykaela Saunders

NOTE: Entries marked with an asterix * are print only or restricted access. Please get in touch if you’d like to access these texts.

As editor

THIS ALL COME BACK NOW: an anthology of First Nations speculative fiction, UQP, 2022 *

  • Overture (introduction to the anthology), Sydney Review of Books, 2022

Short fiction

Terranora, This All Come Back Now, UQP, 2022 * & Collisions: Fictions of the Future, Liminal x Pantera Press, 2020 *

The Girls Home, Unlimited Futures: speculative, visionary, blak+black fiction, Fremantle Press, 2022 *

Warm Possibilities, (Story)…Loading, 2021

Resource Management, New Australian Fiction, Kill Your Darlings, 2021

River Story, Flock: First Nations stories then and now, UQP, 2021 * & ABR 423, 2020 *

Fire Bug, National Indigenous Story Awards, 2020

Long Road Becoming, New Australian Fiction, Kill Your Darlings, 2020

Buried Time, Overland 234: Autumn, 2019


Choice Cuts, Overland 245: Summer, 2021

Sandstone Academy, Best of Australian Poems Vol 1 * & Rabbit 32: Form, 2021 *

Brother Ocean, Grieve 9: stories and poems of grief and loss, 2021

Campfire Constellations, Westerly 66.1, 2021 *

Apocalypse, then (and now, carbon lullabies), Rabbit 30: Long II, 2020

Small witch, a shield, Cordite 96: No Theme IX, 2020

Purging words (eavesdrop, exhume), Rabbit 29: Lineages, 2019

For Cops Who Stalk Children on Houso Estates, Cordite 93: Peach, 2019

Grandmother Ghosts, Cordite 89: Domestic, 2019

Life writing

Communing With Uncle Kev Through The Archives, 1991-2021, Against Disappearance: essays on memory, Liminal x Pantera Press, 2022 (forthcoming) *

Stories of Our Dysfunction Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Writing Gender series, Sydney Review of Books, 2022 (forthcoming)

A Road Warrior, Commute series, Sydney Review of Books, 2022 (forthcoming)

Dear Future Mykaela / who are we now?, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Spread the Word UK x Melbourne City of Literature, 2021

West Footscray Factory Fire (an apocalypse), The Victorian Writer: Oct-Nov, 2019

But You Don’t Look Aboriginal, Growing Up Indigenous in Australia, 2018 & The Stringer, 2014


Everywhen: against The Power of Now, Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning, 2022

Skin in the Game (review of Another Day in The Colony by Chelsea Watego), Sydney Review of Books, 2022

TT Zion, Lost Tablets by Jan van Schaik, 2022 *

Everywhen in Everything: reading Carpentaria like an Aboriginal writer, Reading Like an Australian Writer, NewSouth Publishing, 2021

The Land is The Law: on climate fictions and relational thinking, Art + Australia 57.1: Multinaturalism, 2021

Research & scholarly work

Blackfella Futurism: speculative fiction grounded in grassroots sovereignty politics, The Routledge Handbook of Co-futurisms, 2022 (forthcoming)

Goori Futurism: envisioning the sovereignty of country, community and culture in the Tweed, Doctor of Arts (creative writing) short story collection and exegesis, University of Sydney, 2021 *

Literature Review – towards a best practise recovery program for Indigenous family and domestic violence, Wollumbin Family Support Inc, 2020 *

Goori Futurism: envisioning the sovereignty of Minjungbal-Nganduwal country, community and culture through speculative fiction, Science Fiction Research Association Review 330: Fall, 2019

Living and Dying Countries: ecocide, consciousness and agency in First Nations futurism, Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter 21: Decolonising Speculative Fiction, 2018

Yarning with Minjungbal Women: transgenerational trauma and healing explored through relationships with country and culture, community and family, Master of Education (research) thesis, University of Sydney, 2014

© Mykaela Saunders, 2022