About Lea


Selected publications

  • ‘Learning the local language’, Griffith Review 55, State of Hope, January 2017, republished in Inside Story, 8 February 2017
  • ‘Field notes on death’, Griffith Review 41, Now We are Ten, July 2013, republished in Crikey.com, 29 August 2013
  • ‘More than two stories’, Griffith Review 39, Tasmania: the tipping point?, January 2013
  • Microfiction on Brisbane billboards for #8WordStory, Queensland Writers Centre, 2017
  • Poetry in Meanjin, Westerly, Cordite, Southerly and Australian Poetry Anthology 2015
  • ‘Freelance writing – two jobs in one’, Australian Writer’s Marketplace 2011–2012
  • ‘War, what’s the word good for?’, The Age, 6 December 2008
  • ‘No place like home in crowded rental market’, The Age, 9 July 2008


  • Finalist, Griffith Review/Varuna national essay competition, 2010
  • Outstanding achievement award, RMIT  professional writing & editing, 2010
  • Winner, Readers Feast/Eureka Street prize for social justice writing, 2011


  • Mentorship, Australian Society of Authors, 2013
  • Arts Victoria Arts Development, 2013
  • ArtStart, Australia Council for the Arts, 2012

Qualifications and professional memberships

  • Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing, RMIT Melbourne
  • Member, Australian Society of Authors
  • Member, Editors Victoria
  • Member, Writers Victoria

About the images

As well as Lea’s own photographs, several artists have loaned their work. Please respect their creative efforts and legal rights by not copying any of the works without permission.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its arts funding and advisory body, the Australia Council for the Arts.

Web design

Loic le Guilly www.ultimedia.com.au