Elise Jones



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Elise Jones is a Development Editor of books for kids and teens with Allen & Unwin, where she’s worked since 2000, first managing submissions, then as an editor for fourteen years. 

Elise has won the FAW Barbara Ramsden Award for Excellence in Editing, judged the Aurealis Awards, served on the Express Media Board, completed the Varuna Residential Editorial Program, and participated in events like KidLitVic, Writers from the Intersection pitching day, ACAF, Melbourne Writers’ Festival, and Homecooked Comics Festival. She is also Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin’s Melbourne Manager.

Elise works with some of Australia's best-loved young adult and children’s book creators, including Alison Lester, Leigh Hobbs, Trace Balla, Elise Hurst, Roland Harvey, Gregory Mackay, Asphyxia, Sofie Laguna, Kim Kane, Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Gabrielle Williams and many more.

Elise will be looking at picture books, middle grade and chapter books in her one on one assessments.

Elise will be providing verbal feedback with her assessments

Elise will be running bootcamps for Chapter/Young Adult (Group 1) and Picture Books (Group 2) authors on Saturday.


  • Agent & Editor sessions are only available to conference attendees.

  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.
    If you have booked with one of them we will be in contact with you shortly.

  • You do need to be attending the conference to book an assessment. 

  • You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2020 

  • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.

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