Ask the Editor: Justine Barker

Justine Barker (Mayfair Literary Agency)

Pamela asks Justine Barker the questions you want answers to when it comes to the kidlit publishing industry in Australia and to prepare you for KidLitVic Meet the Publishers 2020.

Justine Barker has had a passion for books since early childhood. Her first job was at her local library. She went on to study law and became a solicitor. Justine has had an exciting career working in local government since 2011 where she has been a commercial lawyer and contracts advisor in the procurement department (e.g. drafting, negotiating and advising on large commercial contracts). She’s a keen traveller and has lived in Sheffield, England. Italy is her favourite country – so far. Justine is also a writer. 

She’s a member of Write Links and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). In her free time, Justine loves to read, laugh at her ridiculously terrible cooking and spend time with her husband and two young children.

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