A literary representative advocates for the author and their works across multiple media forms and helps them to build a writing career. Melanie Ostell has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the Australian book publishing industry across a range of roles including editor, publisher and educator. She ensures her authors’ manuscripts or non-fiction publishing proposals are sufficiently developed before embarking on the path to publication.

Areas of interest are listed below, and do not include poetry, plays or expansive fantasy.


  • arts
  • biography and memoir
  • environment
  • history
  • natural history
  • politics
  • science
  • sport


  • literary
  • high-quality commercial
  • crime/thriller
  • select YA and middle-grade fiction