A portrait photo of Svetlana Sterlin standing in front of a tree, smiling into camera.

Svetlana Sterlin (she/her) is a writer based in Brisbane, Australia, where she completed a BFA, contributes to Our Culture Magazine, and is a reader for Split Rock Review. Her writing appears in MeanjinCorditeVoiceworks, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Entropy, HASH, the anthology Within/Without These Walls (AndAlso Books), and elsewhere. She's the founding editor of swim meet lit mag.


As an emerging screenwriter, Svetlana's short script After School earned an Honourable Mention in Barnstorm Media's 2021 BOLT contest. Her TV pilot, FINS, was selected by Screen Queensland for Stowe Story Labs' October 2021 Retreat and shortlisted in Queensland Writers Centre's 2021 Scriptable program.

Find more from Svetlana here.