Creative Writing

Raelke grew up writing in the hills and foothills of Kaurna Country in South Australia, where she studied a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) at Flinders University before going on to complete a PhD in Creative Writing. In 2016, she moved to Larrakia Country in the Northern Territory, and has lived there ever since. Raelke writes creative nonfiction, poetry and young adult fiction, and has been published in a number of Australian literary journals. In 2018, she co-founded Northern Territory literary journal Borderlands, a publication showcasing the very best of Northern Territory and First Nations storytelling.

Published Works
Creative Nonfiction

2023 ‘Unmasking Female Autism Representation on TV‘, Kill Your Darlings

2019 ‘Young, Promising and Isolated’, Kill Your Darlings, 2019

2018 ‘Sentenced to Discrimination: Language as a weapon of state‘, Griffith Review 61,

2018 ‘Südaustralien’, Westerly, South Australian Special Online Issue, 2018

2018 ‘The Edge of Silence‘, Meniscus, 6(1)

2015 ‘3656 days’, Dubnium

Fellowships and residencies

2024 ArtsNT Varuna Fellowship [Online]

2023 Australia Council for the Arts and Creative New Zealand Digital Fellowship

2014 Emerging Writer in Residence South Australian Writer’s Centre


2023 Shortlisted in the Poetry Award at the Northern Territory Literary Awards

2012 Longlisted Ampersand Prize for an Unpublished Children’s or Young Adult Manuscript

2011  Second Place Salisbury Writers’ Festival Short Story Competition

2011  Winner National Youth Week WriteIt! Competition

2010  Highly Commended Flinders University/Imprints Booksellers Poetry Prize

2010 Highly Commended Fellowship of Australian Writers Colin Thiele Poetry Prize