Mykaela Saunders

At Glenfern mansion, St Kilda East, October 2019.

Short stories

River Story, Flock: First Nations stories then and now, UQP, 2021 (forthcoming)

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

River Story, Australian Book Review 423, 2020

Buried time, Overland 234: Autumn, 2019


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

Art & literary critique

The Farmhouse Ceremonies of Unsettling Suite: healing the traumas of colonial-capitalism with the magick of country and blood, Unsettling Suite: One Work series, Art + Australia Publishing, 2021 (forthcoming)

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

TT Zion, Lost Tablets by Jan van Schaik, 2021 (forthcoming)

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

Creative essays

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 in The Stringer, 2014)

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