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Lex Hirst
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Lex Hirst is the Publisher at social-purpose publishing house Pantera Press, curating a list of adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction.

A former editor and director of the National Young Writers' Festival and Junkee Media's Junket unconference, Lex is always on the lookout for exciting new voices, great storytelling and books that spark conversation, imagination and change.

Lex Hirst is looking for all kinds of adult non-fiction, but particularly narrative non-fiction, memoir, women's history, manifestos and true crime. She is also on the lookout for literary fiction and commercial fiction with a strong hook and great storytelling.

Lex Hirst is looking for young adult (YA) books across all genres.


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  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.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