Swimming Home, Allen and Unwin, October 2015 (also Allison and Busby UK February 2017; Penguin US and Canada June 2017)
In Falling Snow, Allen and Unwin, October 2012 (also Allison and Busby UK and Penguin US and Penguin Canada)
'The Water of Life,' in Griffith Review October 2012
Killing Superman, Australia, Allen and Unwin 2003
‘Yesterday’s Dog’ in Dumped, Sarah Neal (Ed), Bookman 2003
‘Green’ in The Courier-Mail, 30 June 2000, Writing Queensland Supplement, p 5
Angels in the Architecture, Allen and Unwin 1999.
No Safe Place, Allen and Unwin 1996
For a Girl, Allen and Unwin (26 April 2017)
The Birth Wars, University of Queensland Press 2009
Features and essays
Mary-Rose MacColl wrote a weekly column for The Courier-Mail Qweekend colour magazine and now blogs here.
'Uniformity Blues' in The Weekend Australian Magazine 22 September 2012 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/uniformity-blues/story-e6frg8h6-1226477472415
'How worried should we be about whooping cough?' in The Weekend Australian Magazine 28 April 2012
'Grade divide: Single sex classes are back on the agenda' in The Courier-Mail Qweekend, 26-27 February 2011,
'Behind closed doors' in The Courier-Mail Qweekend, 26-27 September 2009.
'The birth wars,' in Griffith Review MoneySexPower Edition 22, September 2008
'Birth Wars,' in The Courier-Mail Qweekend Magazine, 21-22 June 2008
'Birth Stories,' in Mending Matters, Katherine Lyall-Watson (Ed), State Library of Queensland, 2005.
'Listening to Noddy,' in Queensland Review, 12/1, 2005
'A Room of One's Own, a Pay Packet and a Few Friends' in Hot Iron, Corrugated Sky, Robyn Sheahan-Bright, Stuart Glover (Eds), University of Queensland Press, 2002
'Writers in the Architecture,' in Meanjin, 60/1, 2001