Publishing Director and Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Starford is an editor at Text Publishing. She is a former deputy editor at Australian Book Review and former associate publisher at Affirm Press. She was a founding member of the Stella Prize steering committee. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Age, and Weekend Australian. Her debut memoir will be published by Allen & Unwin in late 2014.
Publishing Director Hannah Kent is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Flinders University. Her debut novel, Burial Rites, won the 2011 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award, and in 2013 will be published in Australia, the UK (Picador), and North America (Little, Brown). Translation rights have been sold to fifteen countries.
Editor Brigid Mullane has recently completed a Masters in Publishing and Communications at Melbourne University. She has undertaken internships at Penguin Australia and Melbourne University Press and has worked at the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival.
Online Editor Emily Laidlaw studies postgraduate creative writing at the University of Melbourne. She’s worked on the editorial committees of Voiceworks magazine and Overland journal. Her reviews and articles appear regularly in The Big Issue and Readings Monthly.
Online Editorial Assistant Jessica Alice presents and produces Spoken Word and Women on the Line for 3CR 855AM community radio, and co-hosts the feminist podcast Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am. She writes for Cordite Poetry Review, Lip, Scum, The Peach, among others.
Social Media Coordinator Veronica Sullivan is a writer and bookseller, and is currently studying a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing at University of Melbourne. She was a 2013 Digital Reporter for the Melbourne Writers Festival, and has written for Lip and Broadsheet Melbourne.
Sales and Marketing Manager Claire Hielscher is an art writer and public relations consultant. She has represented numerous businesses as a copywriter, public relations professional and marketing consultant. Her work has been featured in many literary and art journals internationally and within Australia including Australian Art Collector and UN Magazine.