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Rowena Beresford - Editor Assessments

Rowena Beresford is the Managing Editor of Riveted Press (formerly known as Yellow Brick Books).


She has more than twenty years’ experience in book and magazine publishing and particularly enjoys working with debut and emerging authors.


Riveted Press is the proud publisher of CBCA award-winning title Aster’s Good, Right Things by Kate Gordon, and has had titles longlisted and/or shortlisted in a variety of awards including The Tasmanian Literary Awards, The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, and the newly launched DANZ Awards (Diversity in Australia and New Zealand).


Riveted Press is represented in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace by Simon & Schuster.


Our tagline is 'Where unforgettable stories are forged' and that epitomises what we are looking for. They can be quiet stories, like our CBCA Award winning middle grade Aster's Good, Right Things (Kate Gordon), hilarious stories, touching stories, thrilling stories ... but they must show the potential to become unforgettable

We do not publish: horror, romance, witches and other supernatural themes or toilet humour.


We're not interested in ridicule, toilet humour (clever humour is very welcome), witches, fairies etc. although more interesting mythical creatures are fine, romance, sexual relations, sexual violence, graphic violence.

Rowena Beresford - Editor Assessments

Excluding GST
  • Last day to book

    22 June 2024

  • Feedback

    Rowena will be providing verbal feedback with her assessments

  • Assessment Categories

    • Chapter books
    • Crime
    • Early readers
    • Fantasy
    • Historical
    • Illustrations
    • Junior fiction
    • Literary fiction
    • Middle grade
    • Mystery
    • Picture book
    • Speculative fiction
    • Thrillers
    • 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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