Mykaela Saunders

At Glenfern mansion, St Kilda East, October 2019.

Short stories

Terranora, CollisionsFictions of the Future, edited by Leah Jing McIntosh et al, Pantera Press, forthcoming 2020

Long Road: Becoming, New Australian Fiction 2020, edited by Rebecca Starford, Kill Your Darlings, 2020

River Story, Australian Book Review 423: August, 2020

Buried time, Overland 234: Autumn, 2019


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 GhostsCordite 89: Domestic, 2019

Creative non-fiction

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

Critical & scholarly work

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

Community research

Towards a best practise recovery program for Indigenous family and domestic violence, Wollumbin Family Support Inc, 2020

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

Book chapters (forthcoming)

Sovereignty and Survivance in Indigenous Australian Futurism, The Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms, edited by Grace Dillon et al., Routledge Press, forthcoming 2021

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 2021

Everywhen in Everything: reading Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria like an Aboriginal writer, Reading Like an Australian Writer, edited by Belinda Castles, NewSouth Publishing, forthcoming 2021

© Mykaela Saunders, 2020