Nicola Santilli - Editor Assessments
  • Nicola Santilli is an editor at Allen & Unwin, where she helps create beautiful, dynamic and interesting books for children and young adults. She has worked in Australian children’s publishing for 10 years and served on the #LoveOzYA Committee from 2017 to 2018.


    Nicola has worked with many award-winning authors and illustrators, including Anna Fienberg, Julie Vivas, Jaclyn Moriarty, Leila Rudge, Ursula Dubosarsky, Liz Anelli, Karen Foxlee, Meg McKinlay, Kelly Canby, Sarah Epstein, Sophie Beer, Frances Watts, Lucinda Gifford and Jedda Robaard. She was also the commissioning editor of the YA anthology Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and the editor of middle grade anthology Funny Bones, which featured 100 of Australia’s funniest authors and illustrators.


    Nicola is looking for picture book texts, middle grade and YA fiction with engaging characters, unique storylines and interesting world-building. She is particularly interested in stories from underrepresented voices.


    Nicola is not looking at illustration portfolios or nonfiction texts at this time.

    Nicola Santilli - Editor Assessments

    • Feedback

      Nicola will be providing verbal feedback with her assessments

    • Assessment Categories

      Kidlit and YA Manuscripts  including

      • Chapter Books
      • Crime
      • Early Readers
      • Fantasy
      • Historical
      • Horror
      • Junior Fiction
      • Middle Grade
      • Mystery
      • Picture Book
      • Romance
      • Speculative Fiction
      • Thrillers
      • YA Writing
    • Important

      • Assessment sessions are only available to conference attendees at this time.
      • Assessment sessions are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the session.
      • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.
      • 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 2021.