I'm an emerging Brisbane-based screenwriter, editor, poet, and prose writer. Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing (QUT) in 2019, I have since contributed reviews, analyses, interviews, and articles about popular culture to ScreenRantOur Culture Magazine, and My freelance writing can be found on Vocal Media and Medium. I'm also a reader for Split Rock Review and the founding editor of swim meet lit mag.



My reading of 'When the Stars Explode', published in Voiceworks #125 - Spectre.

Short Fiction

  • Husk | Vocal Media: Fiction (Top Story), 2021

  • Mum | Santa Fe Writers Project Abortion Ban Special Edition, 2019

  • Implosion Within/Without These Wallsan anthology published by AndAlso Books in association with the Brisbane Open House, 2018; Entropy Magazine2018

  • Weak in Wait Projector Magazine Issue 1, 2018




I'm the founding editor of swim meet lit mag and a reader for Split Rock Review. Through my studies at QUT and practical industry experience, I have edited a number of manuscripts, ranging in length, form, genre, and style. I have a deep understanding of the structure, voice, mechanics, and execution required to produce quality pieces of evocative short fiction, creative non-fiction, editorial style publications, scripts, and novel-length works.

Please contact me if you'd like to know more about my editing, critiquing, and proofreading services. Alternatively, I offer a critiquing service via swim meet lit mag.


"Svetlana’s skills as a beta reader were incredibly helpful in refining my manuscript. Drawing from both her personal experience as well as her experience as a writer, her comments were consistently incisive and relevant in identifying areas for improvement, while also demonstrating an ability to recognise how different readers might respond to the material. It was this combination of honest critique, general sensitivity, and trustworthiness that set her apart from other beta readers."

-- Konstantinos Pappis, novelist, music editor at Our Culture Magazine.