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I'm Emily Paull, and I am an editor, writer and book reviewer based in Perth, Western Australia.

For the last five years, I have worked in independent bookstores.  In both 2015 and 2016, I was nominated for the Penguin/ Random House Young Bookseller of the Year Award.

I have been doing book reviews for publishers such as Fremantle Press, Hachette Australia, Simon and Schuster, Scribe Publishing, Text Publishing, UWA Publishing and Margaret River Press for a number of years now, most of which have appeared on this website.  In 2017, I also began writing book reviews for the AU Review.

My short fiction has been published in a number of places, including [Re]Sisters (For Books' Sake Publishing, 2016), Shibboleth and Other Stories (Margaret River Press, 2016), Joiner Bay and Other Stories (Margaret River Press, 2017) and Westerly Magazine.  In 2014, I was Young Writer in Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre in the Perth Hills, and in 2015, I was shortlisted for the John Marsden/ Hachette Australia Short Fiction Award.  I am currently at work on my first collection of short fiction, as well as on a historical fiction novel.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English and History and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing and Publishing.  I am available to hire for a range of editing or professional writing projects.  If you are interesting in hiring me or getting a quote for my services, please get in touch using the form below.  You can view my editing rates here.  

I am a regular interviewer for the Perth Writers Festival, as well as several other literary events around Perth such as the Bassendean Library Literary Lounge series.

I am one of the two co-founders of the popular Write Nights program which takes place fortnightly at the Centre for Stories.  I was also the host of the Short Story Book Club at the Centre for Stories.  It doesn't run anymore, but we have a podcast, which you can check out on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts.  The podcast is currently on hiatus, but feel free to get in touch if you have ideas for future episodes.

Review Policy

I will accept review requests for books in adult commercial and literary fiction genres as well as the occasional Young Adult novel. I will also consider non-fiction titles in memoir or history genres. Please note I will not accept any children's books for review. I am happy to accept review copies of books for consideration for coverage.

I do my best to review all books sent to me in a timely fashion, but on occasion there may be a delay. I reserve the right to not review books I did not enjoy, though a review not appearing here does not automatically mean that I disliked the book.

Please note that at this time I am unlikely to accept self-published titles for review.

If you would like to request a review, please use the form below to get in contact if you have not had contact with me before. I will do my best to reply within 48 hours, providing I believe your request is genuine and fits with the policy outlined above.


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