L-R: Adam Thompson, Mykaela Saunders, Ellen van Neerven and Tony Birch. Sydney Writers Festival, May 2021.

As editor

This All Come Back Now: an anthology of First Nations speculative fiction, UQP, 2022 (forthcoming)

Short fiction

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

River Story, Flock: First Nations stories then and now, UQP, 2021; first published in ABR 423, 2020

Fire Bug, National Indigenous Story Awards, 2020

Terranora, Collisions: Fictions of the Future, Liminal x Pantera Press, 2020

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

Buried Time, Overland 234: Autumn, 2019


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

Campfire Constellations, Westerly 66.1, 2021

Sandstone Academy, Rabbit 32: Form, 2021

Apocalypse, then (and now, carbon lullabies), Rabbit 30: The Long Poem 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

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

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

Art & literary critique

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

TT Zion, Lost Tablets by Jan van Schaik, 2021

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

Research & scholarly work

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, 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, 2014

© Mykaela Saunders, 2021