The Journal


The Suburban Review is a literary collective that worships creativity. We publish short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and art. It’s slightly off-centre but always hits the mark.
We’re based in 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.
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The Staff


Co-head editor: Anupama Pilbrow

Anupama studies mathematics at The University of Melbourne and is co-manager of Sibboleth Poetry Reading Group. She received the 2016 Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship for her poetry manuscript the ravage space, a work dealing with Asian diasporic experience in Australia. Her work has been published in local and international poetry journals.


Co-head 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.


Art editor: Kitty Chrystal

Kitty Chrystal is a Melbourne poet, artist and intersectional feminist. Their illustrations are inspired by a mix of anime, early 2000s pop music, 90s sci-fi novels and films. Their poems are a jumble of dreams and things their friends have said. You can find more at



Comic editor: Chris Gooch

Chris Gooch is a Melbourne based artist and cartoonist. His work is available to read online at


News editor: Nicola Williams

Nicola is a writer and editor from the UK, living in Melbourne. She is an editorial assistant at Inkerman & Blunt, a poetry reader for Overland magazine.She has an MA in literature and interned this year with Ilura Press. A film of her poem won a Guardian competition in 2013, and was screened at the BFI.


Associate editor: Camilla Eustance

Camilla Eustance writes poetry and illustrates. She has been published in journals in both Australia and Scotland. She recently finished an Honours degree in Art History at the University of Melbourne.


Associate editor: Duncan Fardon

Duncan is a writer and is currently completing a Master’s of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing at Melbourne University. He is one of the founding members of the Bordertown journal. Ask him about his thesis topic to find out why you should never ask about a thesis topic.


Associate editor: Adam Keough

Adam is from Co. Wicklow, Ireland, and is doing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. He writes short stories and is currently working on his first novel.


Associate editor: Zoe Kingsley

Zoe is a writer and collaborator currently based in Glasgow, UK. Her poetry and critical writing can be found in journals such as Powder Keg, Cosmonauts Avenue, Textual Practice and The Bohemyth. She tweets @quinnsleyz.


Associate editor: Dinu Kumarasinghe

Dinu studies law at The University of Melbourne. In her undergraduate degree, she completed a double major in Politics and International Studies, and English and Theatre Studies. She is particularly interested in the experiences of immigrants and Indigenous Australians, in both literature and law.


Associate editor: Jordan McKendry

Jordan is a Wonnarua and Wiradjuri person living in Melbourne. They are a non-fiction writer and maker who is currently studying a BA at the University of Melbourne. Jordan is focused on exploring the intersections of gender, queerness and Aboriginality through literature and art.


Associate editor: Chi Tran

Chi Tran is a writer and artist. They are currently based in Narrm/Melbourne