Meet the crew

These are the brains behind Feminartsy!

Patel Family Hotel & Cafe-38Zoya Patel – Editor-in-Chief/Founder

Zoya founded Feminartsy in 2014, following four years as Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine.  Zoya was Highly Commended in the Scribe Publishing Non-Fiction Prize 2015, was the 2014 recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship, and was named the 2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year. Her debut book, No Country Woman, a memoir of not belonging, is out now through Hachette Australia. @zoyajpatel



Camilla Patini – Co-Managing Editor

Camilla Patini is a Masters student at the the University of Sydney. She has a First Class Honours degree in English Literature from the Australian National University. She has edited for Express Media, Scissors Paper Pen and Demos Journal. Her work has been published in Verity La, rip publishing, Purple Sneakers and Bossy, among others. @camillapatini



Gemma Killen – Co-Managing EditorIMG_8437_1

Gemma Killen is a PhD candidate in Sociology and teaches Gender Studies at the Australian National University. In 2015, she moved to Canberra from Adelaide where she wrote for the Adelaide University magazine OnDit. In 2016, she was a writer in residence for Feminartsy. Her words have also been published in Wet Ink and Autostraddle. Outside of writing, her interests include cats, queers and various crafts.



Verity Cooke – Social Media Manager

Verity has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Gender Studies (First Class Honours) from The University of Sydney. She is interested in feminist and queer autobiography. She has previously edited for Growing Strong and ARNA: The Sydney Arts Student Society Creative Journal.



Jessica Abramovic – Social Media Coordinator

Jessica works by day as a Policy Officer at the Australian Research Centre, and studies a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing by night. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications, International Studies, and Literature, and a Masters in International Development.



Tara Presnell – Social Media Coordinator

Tara is a mover and creator from Melbourne Australia. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. In addition to Feminartsy, Tara is also on the Ramona Magazine social media team. @tarapre


  • Liana Joy Christensen commented on April 14, 2017 Reply


    Love the name.

    I’m keen to send an entry to the Feminartsy Memoir prize, but have a few questions. When will the prize be announced? What happens to the piece after that? Is the prize-winning piece published online? Would it then matter if the work appeared elsewhere in the future?



    • Zoya Patel commented on April 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Liana,
      Thanks for your comment! The winning entry will indeed be published online (with the author’s permission), but the author will retain copyright and is completely welcome to publish it elsewhere as well.

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