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Cathy Vallance - Editor Assessments

Cathy Vallance has over fifteen years’ experience in the publishing industry.

She has worked at the University of Queensland Press since 2012 and was

appointed to the role of Children’s Publisher in 2023. Cathy has worked with

many wonderful authors, including Peter Carnavas, Nova Weetman, Ellen van

Neerven and Zana Fraillon.


Cathy is looking for interesting, unique stories from diverse voices. She loves books that are heartfelt, funny and a little bit different.


She is not looking for picture books about teddy bears or talking animals, chapter books with nasty humour or toilet humour, or genre fiction.

Cathy Vallance - Editor Assessments

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  • Last day to book

    01 June 2024

  • Feedback

    Cathy will be providing verbal feedback with her assessments.

  • Assessment Categories

    • Chapter books
    • Early readers
    • Junior fiction
    • Middle grade
    • Picture books
    • YA writing
  • Important

    Assessment sessions:

    • are only available to conference attendees.
    • may be booked before booking for the conference, but you must book for the conference by 15 May, or your session will be cancelled and not refunded.
    • have a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel before 15 May.
    • are non-refundable if cancelled after 15 May, unless we are able to resell the session.
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