Meet the crew

These are the brains behind Feminartsy!

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

Zoya founded Feminartsy in 2014, following four years as Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine. She has been writing about feminist issues since the age of 15, and has had work published in a number of publications. 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. @zoyajpatel


Camilla Patini – Assistant Editor/Social Media Manager

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


Gemma Killen – Features 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.


Jess - Bio PicJessica Sheather-Neumann – Editorial Volunteer

Jessica has a Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing from the University of Southern Queensland and Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication (Professional Writing) from the University of Canberra. Jessica has been published in First, the University of Canberra’s creative writing magazine, and she reads and writes young adult novels. Inspired by the meetups she attended of the Write Together – London Meetup group, a motivational writing group with regular meetings of two hour blocks of writing in silence, she founded Write Together – Canberra. You can find her on Twitter @ReadingJessica .


IMG_9734Alyssia Tennant – Social Media Coordinator

Alyssia is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism (Social and Digital Campaigning) at the University of Canberra. Formerly, she was the sub-editor for BMA Magazine, a breakfast radio producer with Radio Adelaide and she previously coordinated the University of South Australia’s student radio station, UniCast. Her writing has been published with Right Now Inc., Curieux, BMA and Verse Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter @alyssiatennant


_MG_9596_EditCropCourtney Lawler – Social Media Coordinator

Courtney is a Canberra based writer and communications worker with a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Political Science) from the University of Queensland. Her writing has been published by Feminartsy and in Semper Floreat and Change Makers magazine. You can follow her for very occasional tweets @celawler.


  • 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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