Lor is a Narrm/Melbourne-based literary journal. Lor prioritises content by women and gender-diverse contributors. Lor celebrates collaboration and community both on- and offline by holding regular readings and events.

Featured by: The National Library of Australia, The Emerging Writers Festival 2017, Jetstar Inflight Magazine 2017, Shabby Doll Reader 2016.

Supported by: The Australian Cultural Fund, RMIT Creative, The non/fictionLab’s Urban Writing House.

Collaborated with: LON Gallery, Brunswick SLSC, Cage Me A Peacock, Abbotsford Convent’s Open Spaces 2016.

We acknowledge that the majority of Lor’s content is created on stolen land and sovereignty was never ceded.


miamia2Mia-Francesca McAuslan is a writer and editor from Far North Queensland, based in Naarm/Melbourne. As Creative Producer for the 2018 Emerging Writers’ Festival, she produced an online community showcase of artists working in digital mediums and a panel on travel writing and gender. She holds a Master of Arts Management and a BA of Creative Writing from RMIT. She has interned with The Lifted Brow and participated in writing programs in Paris and Montreal. She was a 2017 artist-in-residence at Brunswick SLSC. Her writing was shortlisted for The 2015 Overland VU Short Story Prize, and longlisted for The Inaugural Richell Prize by Hachette Australia. Her work appears in Rabbit Poetry Journal, The Writers Bloc, The Lifted Brow Online, Metatron Press’ Omega and others.


Romy Durrant is a Naarm/Melbourne-based writer and editor. She writes to honour her experiences from childhood and early adulthood. She was a 2018 artist-in-residence at Malthouse Theatre for The Other Film Festival, and participant in Arts Access Victoria’s Nexus Program — an 8-week arts mentoring initiative for artists with lived experience of mental health recovery. She is Social Media Officer for Sex Work Law Reform Victoria, a non-partisan organisation lobbying for full decriminalisation of the Victorian sex industry. She has collaborated with Emerging Writers’ Festival, All The Best Radio, National Young Writer’s Festival and Express Media. She was the 2015 Creative Writing Editor for RMIT Catalyst Magazine. Her work has been published in VICE Australia, Cordite Poetry Review, Scum Mag, Voiceworks Magazine, and The Lifted Brow, among others.