Mykaela Saunders

Wathaurung country, April 2017.

Short stories

Terranora, CollisionsFictions of the Future, an anthology of Australian Writers of Colour, edited by Leah Jing McIntosh et al., Liminal Magazine (forthcoming, September 2020)

Buried timeOverland 234: Autumn, 2019

Creative non-fiction

West Footscray Factory Fire (an apocalypse), The Victorian Writer, 2019

But You Don’t Look AboriginalGrowing Up Indigenous in Australia, 2018; also The Stringer, 2014


Apocalypse, then (and now, carbon lullabies), Rabbit 30: The Long Poem II (forthcoming, May 2020)

Small witch, a shield, Cordite 96: No Theme IX (forthcoming, May 2020)

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

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

Grandmother GhostsCordite 89: Domestic, 2019

Critical & scholarly work

The Farmhouse Ceremonies of Unsettling Suite: Healing the traumas of colonial-capitalism with the magick of country and blood, SJ Norman: Unsettling Suite, One Work series, edited by Hetti Perkins, Art + Australia Publishing (forthcoming, November 2020)

Goori-futurism: Envisioning the sovereignty of Minjungbal-Nganduwal country, community, and culture through speculative fiction, SFRA 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: Testimonial narratives of transgenerational trauma and healing explored through relationships with country and culture, community, and family, University of Sydney, 2015

This page isn’t just a repository of my published writing, it’s also a way to make my work accessible to community. Where available, I’ve provided links to open-access external publications, otherwise I’ve linked to restricted-access pieces I’ve reproduced on this site.

© Mykaela Saunders, 2020