Publishing Director and Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Starford is an editor at Text Publishing and a former deputy editor at Australian Book Review. She was a founding member of the Stella Prize steering committee, and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Age, and Weekend Australian. Her debut memoir, Bad Behaviour, was published by Allen & Unwin in March 2015. @RebeccaStarford
Publishing Director and Editor Hannah Kent is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Flinders University. Her debut novel, Burial Rites (Picador; Little, Brown), has been translated into twenty-three languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Guardian First Book Award. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award, and has most recently been shortlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Hannah is currently working on her second novel. @HannahFKent
Online Editor Veronica Sullivan is Prize Manager for the Stella Prize. She was a Creative Producer with the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival and a Digital Reporter for the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival. She has written for publications including Right Now, The Lifted Brow, the Wheeler Centre's website, the Victorian Writer, and Archer online. In 2015, she was chosen as one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s ’30 Under 30′. @veronicaahhh.
Associate Editor Hop Dac vacillates between painting, writing and editing. He is currently an editorial member of Paroxysm Press. Born in Vietnam, Hop was raised and studied Fine Art in Western Australia and these days calls the western suburbs of Melbourne home. @hopdac
Deputy Editor Ashleigh Hanson has completed an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT and currently studies history and literature at the University of Melbourne.
Deputy Online Editor Alan Vaarwerk is a writer, editor, proofreader, TV captioner, and editorial assistant for Readings Monthly. His writing has appeared in Griffith Review, Stilts and Writers Bloc. He grew up in Grafton NSW, grew up some more in Brisbane, and now lives in Melbourne. @alanvaarwerk
Editorial Assistant Meaghan Dew is a sales coordinator at Penguin Group Australia and a part-time bookseller at Dymocks. She also produces the Kill Your Darlings Podcast. Previously, Meaghan co-produced and hosted The Sunday Blurb for SYN. @megsansmog
Interviews Editor Gerard Elson is a bookseller at Readings St Kilda, where he convenes the non-fiction book club and chairs the odd interview event. His writing has appeared in Island magazine, the Review of Australian Fiction, Higher Arc, The Big Issue and Tincture Journal. @_thehumancomedy
Cover artist Guy Shield is a Melbourne-based illustrator and designer. Guy has drawn for publications from all over the globe, including WIRED, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health and Granta. @guyshield