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 many years’ experience in the Australian book publishing industry as an editor, publisher and educator. She spent more than ten years as a senior editor at Text Publishing, was a publisher at UWA Publishing and Murdoch Books, and she has freelanced with all the major publishing houses.

Melanie works closely with her authors to ensure projects are sufficiently developed before embarking on the path to publication.

Areas of interest include:


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


  • literary
  • high-quality commercial
  • crime/thriller
  • select YA and children’s fiction