Elise Jones Bootcamp
  • 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 fifteen 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. In 2019 she was thrilled to do a two-week professional development stint at Magabala Books in Broome. 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, Gary Lonesborough and many more.

    Elise Jones Bootcamp

    • Important

      Please note Bootcamps are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the session.

    • About the bootcamps

      The Bootcamp is a day spent with an editor where you will receive feedback on your work in small group sessions, time to work on your manuscripts followed by a progress session where they will give you further feedback, there is also a discussion panel and a Q&A session. 

      Places for the Bootcamp are strictly limited to four people per group, with each editor working with two groups. 

      Groups will be divided into

      • Chapter Books & Young Adult Novels  (Select Group 1 when booking)
      • Picture Books

      You do not need to be coming to the conference to join a bootcamp.