Sarah Jane Justice
Writer / Poet / Singer-Songwriter
A writer with experience in a vast number of fields. Sarah Jane Justice is an award-winning spoken word artist, a published prose author and poet, and an accomplished musician and songwriter. With endless motivation and enthusiasm for all areas of her work, she is always working towards her next major project.
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The Written Word
The published writings of Sarah Jane Justice cover an array of genres, including lyrical poetry, literary fiction, horror, science-fiction, and whimsical Australiana with a strong character focus. The works linked below are just a few highlights to sink your teeth into - a full list of publication credits can be found on Sarah's CV.
South Broadway Ghost Society
A poem that describes the struggle to find a sense of place and belonging in a lost former home. Free to read in the February 2020 edition of South Broadway Ghost Society.
A poetry excerpt from the mixed-media exhibition 'Cracks in our Shadows', inspired by the photography of Phillip Walker. Published in the Summer 2020 edition of Capsule Stories.
Horror / Sci-Fi
The Other Stories
Short horror story written for the 'Big Brother' volume of 'The Other Stories' podcast. Produced with high quality narration, and atmospheric musical backing. Click through to listen for free on your chosen podcast platform.
A work of short fiction exploring the experience of a poverty-stricken resident dealing with the side effects of gentrification. Published in Caustic Frolic, a graduate journal run by the department of Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement at New York University. Free to read at the link.
Adelaide Literary Magazine
A melancholy story centred around the hard truths a man will only ever share with his dog, while the rest of the family sleep. Set against the backdrop of an Australian Christmas, this piece was featured in Issue #41 of Adelaide Literary Magazine, a publication based in New York and Lisbon. Free to read at the link.
The Bombay Review
A fictionalised account of a bisexual woman who reflects on her first teenage love, feeling like a traitor to her younger self as she settles into a relationship with a man. This short story explores the way society treats bisexuality and is free to read on the Bombay Review website.
As a musician, Sarah Jane Justice is classically trained in voice, piano and saxophone.
Early on in her creative career, she explored the world of musical theatre, taking part in a number of productions through-out her teenage years. At the age of eighteen, she discovered a new kind of audience, after being recruited to play tenor saxophone for established ska band Rubix Cuba. Sarah performed with Rubix Cuba for two years, playing support for bands like The Specials, and touring extensively around Australia and New Zealand. Eventually, she sat down at the piano and began to find her own voice as a singer-songwriter.
Under the name ‘The Lonely Kids’, Sarah slowly developed her sound, tending towards poetic lyrics that told distinctive stories. Bouncing between open mics, variety nights, and her own gigs, she wrote and performed three studio recordings, ‘The Lonely Kids’, ‘Infatuation (And Other Bad Habits’, and ‘The Trouble With Waking Up’. In 2016, she took the sound of The Lonely Kids a step further by writing and performing ‘Sigh-Fi’, a science fiction cabaret show that featured in the Adelaide Fringe Festival that year.
In between a plethora of other projects, she still finds the time to work on new musical endeavours whenever possible.
In The Media
A selection of interviews and feature articles covering Sarah and her work.
There’s always a story to tell…