The Journal

The Suburban Review is a literary collective that worships creativity. We publish a quarterly digital journal of short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and art.

We’re based in Narrm Melbourne but we’re interested in publishing the work of writers from all over Australia and the world. We praise creativity, adore the tongue-in-cheek, and love having our hearts broken again and again.

Read the latest issue of our digital literary journal here!

You can contact us at: thesuburbanreview@gmail.com.


The Staff


Co-editor: Anupama Pilbrow

Anupama studied mathematics at The University of Melbourne. In 2015, she received the Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship for her manuscript the ravage space. Her poems, reviews, and essays have been published in journals and anthologies including Cordite Poetry Review, Rabbit Poetry Journal, JEASA, Southerly and The Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. Read her chapbook Body Poems, out with Vagabond Press 2018. Her work often deals with diaspora, dialogue, exchange, and gross stuff.

Co-editor: T. J. Robinson

T. J. is a writer and editor living in Melbourne. In 2010 he won the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. You can read his writing here.

Co-deputy editor: Zoe Kingsley

Zoe is a writer and collaborator living in Narrm Melbourne. Her poetry and art writing has been published in journals and magazines including Rabbit, The Happy Hypocrite, Powder Keg and Textual Practice.

Co-deputy editor: Dinu Kumarasinghe

Dinu studied law at The University of Melbourne and Politics and English Literature in her undergraduate degree. She has been published in Voiceworks and De Minimis and is interested in migrant and First Nations experiences, in both literature and law.

Associate editor: Andy Browne

Andy Browne is a freelance content writer from Ireland based in Melbourne, currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at Griffith University. He is particularly interested in literary fiction and short stories.

Associate editor: Sam Penny

Sam studied Literature and Politics at The University of East Anglia and  Marketing at The University of Manchester. He has worked for a number of non-profit organisations that specialise in relationship counselling and relief from domestic violence. In his current role, Sam manages the digital side of a busy publishing company in Collingwood. In his spare time, he makes fresh, delicious bagels for his friends, plays the guitar, and practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Associate editor: Maya Pilbrow

Maya studies languages, linguistics and history at The University of Melbourne. She is involved as a subeditor and contributor for The University of Melbourne-based history journal Chariot (forthcoming in print). She is fascinated by the role language plays in decolonising the social sciences. In her spare time, she is a musician and avid pop-culture enthusiast.