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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 am also the host of the Short Story Book Club at the Centre for stories.  We have a podcast, which you can check out on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts.

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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