Sharing their work with us in issue four are:

Alex Fregon is an artist and designer from Melbourne. He works at a newspaper and spends his mornings drinking coffee, eBaying old cameras and designing posters for a local record label.

Cassie Brock is a wannabe graphic designer/illustrator from Melbourne. She writes essay-length messages on Facebook, rather likes watermelon and wouldn’t say no to a good mocha most mornings.

Maxine Clarke is a West Indian–Australian writer. Her essays, poetry and fiction have been widely published, including in The Age, Going Down Swinging, and Overland. Her forthcoming collection, Gil Scott Heron is on Parole, will be published by Picaro Press in 2010.

Victoria McKenzie is an artist living in the East Village of New York City. By day she is an Emmy Award–winning computer graphics artist for a major television network.

Nick Smith is a writer who lives and works in Canberra. He’s been published in Australian Short Stories, Westerly, Eureka Street and McSweeneys. He has resolved to one day pack it all in, become rich and move to a desert island, where he will measure his wealth in starfish and vacant real estate.

Evie Wyld has lived in southeast London for most of her adult life, with frequent trips and long stays in Australia, visiting her family’s sugar-cane farm in New South Wales. Her first novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, is published in Australia by Vintage. She works in a bookshop in South London.

Wallzo was founded in 2006 by Darren Wall to pursue graphic design, illustration and self-initiated art projects. You can view the growing number of projects and buy exclusive limited editions at

Anthony Lawrence’s most recent book of poems, Bark, was shortlisted for the 2008 Judith Wright Calanthe Award and The Age Book of the Year Awards. He is currently completing a PhD on the poetry of Richard Hugo, and has a forthcoming collection of poems, Magnetic Field. He lives in Newcastle.

Nadiah Abdulrahim spends her free time taking photographs, looking at maps and obsessing about topophilia, all while drinking copious amount of tea.

Stephanie Honor Convery is rebellious by accident and redheaded by choice. She’s writing her first novel via PhD and heading to the tropics in a 4WD to finish it. Voiceworks and the Emerging Writers’ Festival like her, and Monash University actually trusts her. Her mouth gets her in trouble sometimes.

Karen Mertens quilts, cooks, travels and collects antiques — her days are just packed! She is the only daughter of an only daughter going back seven generations, all craftswomen and collectors. Her online home is She thinks antiquing is a wonderful way of life.

Anthony O’Sullivan was born on the Mornington Peninsula, the youngest of thirteen children. He began writing as soon as he could grasp a pen and fell for poetry hard. His work has been published in Pendulum, Going Down Swinging and WordPlay. He is a regular performer around Australia.

Josephine Rowe’s poetry and fiction have been published in HEAT, Overland, Island, Best Australian Poems and The Age, and read on Radio National and Vision Australia Radio. Her most recent book is How a Moth Becomes a Boat, a collection of very short stories.

Libby Angel’s writing has appeared in The Age, Going Down Swinging, Hecate and Overland. Her first collection of poetry, Stealing, was published by Wakefield Press in 2005, and her novel manuscript, ‘Life Before Plastic’, recently won the University of Melbourne/Penguin Manuscript Award.

Hayley Bell loves to create. She loves to chase the wispy strands of an idea in her head and give it form. Hayley recently graduated from University of Tasmania School of Art, and is now a freelance designer and photographer based in Hobart. Email

Young Jang is a 24-year-old Korean-Australian who received his Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts from Australian Catholic University. He is the author of a book of poetry titled i am here, you are distant…

Jasmina Krupic is formally trained in drawing, photography and interior design, but now spends most of her time making jewellery. She is based in Melbourne, and never leaves home without a sketchbook; drawing is an integral part of her jewellery-making. Email

Henk Van Leeuwen is not sure how to portray himself. In life’s tortuous pathway he has been a research chemist, landscaper and designer, horticulturalist, sociologist and philosopher. His book Only a God Can Save Us – Heidegger, Poetic Imagination and the Modern Malaise has just been released by Common Ground.

Martin O’Neill is a UK-based graphic artist and illustrator who creates unique handmade collages for a wide range of international clients. He regularly exhibits his personal collages, sketchbooks and prints, and is an associate lecturer at the London College of Communication.

Steven Masters is an ex-Melbourne writer now based in Sydney. He has written and produced a stage musical, Karma, and a short film, The College. He is currently working on his grandfather’s biography, The Village of Bamboo and Rose, and a steampunk novel, Artwork.

An Australian-Irish citizen, Nathanael O’Reilly was born in Warrnambool and raised in Ballarat, Brisbane and Shepparton. He has lived in England, Ireland, Germany, Ukraine and the USA. His poetry has appeared in journals such as Antipodes, Postcolonial Text, Transnational Literature, and Southern Ocean Review.

Michael Sala was born in Holland and spent his childhood moving between Europe and Australia. His work has been published in HEAT, Best Australian Stories and the Allen & Unwin anthology Brothers & Sisters.

Evi O. is a book designer and illustrator living in Sydney. At the moment, she’s obsessed with making wooden brooches. Rumours say she has four arms.

Darron Davies is a freelance writer, photographer and teacher/trainer based in Melbourne. He is a regular contributor to the Seoul Times. He can also be found on

Estelle Tang is a very pleasant reader, editor, writer and broadcaster whose work has appeared in the Emerging Writers’ Festival Reader and The Big Issue, and on the Melbourne Writers Festival blog and Radio National.

Ainslee Meredith spends five-eighths of a week in disguise as a legal typist, an occupation that inebriates the other three-eighths. She has completed three-quarters of an Arts degree, and two-thirds of her vegetable garden is controlled by vertical lettuces.

Emily Bitto currently lives in Melbourne, where she has completed her Masters in literary studies and is just beginning a PhD in creative writing at the University of Melbourne. Her poetry has featured in a number of Australian publications, including the Australian Literary Review and Blue Dog.

Benjamin Dodds is a Sydney-based poet whose work seemed destined to remain inside his computer until this year when it began to appear in print at Southerly, Etchings and dotdotdash, and online at Cordite Poetry Review, Kipple and He has never seen a bunyip.