Author name: Mikayla Bamford

MIKAYLA BAMFORD is a writer and editor, and more importantly, a book fanatic. She studies writing and publishing at RMIT University and has been published in the Bowen Street Press. She’s a chronic crier who writes fiction and creative non-fiction that’s afflicted with angst. In her spare time, she tries to manage the hair pulling process of terra-forming her Animal Crossing island.


Q&A with Brigit Lambert

BRIGIT LAMBERT is a 27-year-old illustrator from Melbourne. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a degree in Fine Arts; since graduating her illustrations have been published in various literary magazines and been a part of several exhibitions. Her work is observational, often exploring the themes of the bizarre, anxiety and the …

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Q&A with Dženana Vucic

A photograph of Dženana is superimposed on top of an ombre grey background. She is standing against a haphazard brick wall and looking into the camera. Dženana is wearing wire-framed glasses and a loose shirt in earthy tones and abstract graphics. She is smiling serenely with creased eyes. On the right side is The Suburban Review #20 cover. Above the photograph is ‘Dženana Vucic’ spelled out in bold brown lettering. In the same font but aligned vertically and just off-centre is The Suburban Review’s website URL.

Dženana Vucic is a Bosnian-Australian writer, editor and 2020 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow. Her essays, poetry and stories have been published in Cordite, Overland, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, Australian Poetry Journal, the Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Rabbit, and others. She tweets at @dzenanabanana. Our Layout Editor, Mikayla, speaks to Dženana about …

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Q&A with Icky Brothers

A collage of images, including the suburban review Issue 19 cover, a textured orange rectangle, and a black and white illustration of Icky Brothers. Icky's self-portrait shows them wearing dark rimmed glasses, a nose ring, a beanie or hat and a dark jumper. Icky's hair flares out from under the hat/beanie, and seems shorter at the front and longer than shoulder length curling over their shoulders from the back. They have rosy cheeks and a slightly poked out tongue.

ICKY BROTHERS was born in Bristol, UK and is currently living and working on unceded palawa land, lutruwita. They are a trans–nonbinary, multi-disciplinary artist best known for their analogue and illustrative drawings. Through fine-liners and paper they tell intricate stories of queer narratives inspired by nature, punk, mythology and pop culture. Icky has no formal …

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