Mykaela Saunders

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, Best of Australian Poems Vol 2, 2022 &Overland 245: Summer, 2021

Rain and Blood, Openbook: Spring, 2022

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

A Road Warrior, Commute series, Sydney Review of Books, 2022

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

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

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 CoFuturisms, 2023 (forthcoming)

Future Tweed: envisioning the possibilities of Bundjalung country, community and culture through speculative fiction, The Routledge Handbook of Australian Indigenous Peoples and Futures, 2023 (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

NOTE: Some of these publications are print only or restricted access. Please get in touch if you’d like to access these texts.

© Mykaela Saunders, 2022