Fernanda Dahlstrom is a Brisbane-based writer, editor and critic.

Fernanda’s feature articles and criticism have appeared in The GuardianFeminartsyKill Your DarlingsArt GuideMascara Literary ReviewOverland and Sydney Review of Books. She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of awards for short fiction and flash fiction.

In 2017, Fernanda completed a Masters in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, focussing on parental deception in memoir. In 2022, she was shortlisted for the Queensland Writers Centre Publishable Awards for her memoir-in-progress, The See-Saw.  

Fernanda has experience in structural/developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading. A former lawyer, she has over five years’ experience as a legal website content editor and has also edited short fiction, novels, memoirs, art criticism, feature articles, blog posts and promotional material.


Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne, 2002)

Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (RMIT, 2003)

Bachelor of Laws (Latrobe University, 2008)

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law, 2009)

Master of Arts (WritLit) (Deakin University, 2017) 

Contact Fernanda at fernandadahlstrom[at]gmail.com

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