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Jessica Owen
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Jess Owen is a senior editor for Penguin Young Readers, Penguin Random House Australia. She has always had her nose in a book and when she began her career in children's publishing, she knew she'd found her place.

Jessica will be looking all aspects of children's literature including picture books, illustration portfolios, middle grade and Young Adult in her one on one assessments.


  • 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  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.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.