Dr Moya Costello BA(Sydney) DipEd(Sydney TC) GradDipMedia(VC) MA(Deakin)

Moya is a writer, and lecturer in Writing at Southern Cross University, New South Wales,

Moya's research interests are in innovative/experimental/hybrid forms of creative
writing inlcuding fictocriticism, ecocriticism and art writing; selected contemporary
Australian literature: history, criticism, biographical material; intertextuality; wine
writing (food), gothic and Australian regional subtropics; fabric and affect. 

Moya also contributed wine reviews to the Northern Rivers Echo. Sample column:
http://www.echonews.com.au/story/2009/12/17/Raise-Your-Glass/. She also has two wine
blogs, one on local drinking and another on wine quaffing:
http://biberevinumsuaeregionis.blogspot.com/ and http://winequaffing.blogspot.com/. Local
(wine) drinking for Moya is Whian Whian, in the Northern Rivers, Tenterfield and New
England around two hours away by car, Port Macquarie to the South, about five-six hours,
and Queensland's Granite Belt around two-three hours away. 

Her personal website is http://members.westnet.com.au/jeffmoya/moya/index.html. The CV on
the purple navigation bar on the right is a list of her pre-2000 publications. 

Journal articles


Reviewing reviewing, MediaDrive (2015)


Clunes secret cellar, Sample (2014)


Bibere vinum suae regionis: why Whian Whian wine (with Steve Evans), Locale (2013)

Bibere vinum suae regionis, to drink wine from one’s own region, attempts to match the...



Making memories on cloth, or Miss Liberty’s pinafore: a collaboration in textile narrative (with Denise N. Rall), The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (2013)

We take a fictocritical approach, shifting between critical and creative discourses, to centre on the...



Mud map: Australian women's experimental writing (with Barbara Brooks, Anna Gibbs, and Rosslyn Prosser), Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (2013)


Harriet Chandler: a novella, (2014)

HARRIET CHANDLER is a fictional biography, a hybrid text that dwells on textuality, meditates on...



Ethical imaginations: writing worlds papers: the refereed proceedings of the 16th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs 2011 (with Janie P. Conway-Herron and Lynda Hawryluk), (2011)

This conference, held in Byron Bay in November 2011 was dedicated to Aunty Ruby: a...


Re-placement : a national anthology of creative writing from universities across Australia (with Janie Conway-Herron and Victor Marsh), School of Arts and Social Sciences Papers (2008)

"Re-Placement is an anthology from writers enrolled in creative writing courses at universities across Australia....


The office as a boat: a chronicle., School of Arts and Social Sciences Papers (2000)

Small ecstasies, School of Arts and Social Sciences Papers (1994)

Book chapters

Bibere vinum suae regionis: why Whian Whian wine (with Steve Evans), Environmentally sustainable viticulture: practices and practicality (2015)

'The family regiment' and 'On the ironing board', Writing to the edge: prose poems and microfiction (2014)

Arts and crafts at the agricultural show, Stoned crows and other Australian icons (2013)

My work is in an edited anthology. The piece has been extracted from the Major...



I don’t remember (with Patricia Costello), Griffith review edition 40: women & power (2013)

Australia: terra omnium', 'Slippery as a fish' and 'Travelling (east-west), Small Wonder: an anthology of prose poetry and microfiction (2012)

Editorials, interviews and reviews


ArtEating: the Loft Restaurant, MediaDrive (2015)


Locabiber, Village Journal (2012)


Raise your glass (wine review column), Northern Rivers Echo (2009)



A ‘ruined or fractured’ sublime: voice, identity and agency in reading and writing the gothic/noir in subtropical regional Australia (with Tessa Chudy and Nell Cook), Strange Bedfellows or Perfect Partners Papers: the refereed proceedings of the 15th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (2010)

In the excess of subtropical regional Australia, the emergence of the gothic is twofold. One...



Ashley Taylor Studio 1983, School of Arts and Social Sciences (2011)


She comes from text (Exhibition), Libre livre: artist's books and sculpural book objects exhibition, The Barr Smith Library, The University of Adelaide (2005)