Sara El Sayed is a writer based in Meanjin (Brisbane). In 2020 she received a Queensland Writers Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her debut memoir, Muddy People, is out now.
Julia Carlomagno is the publisher at Monash University Publishing. Across her career she has been lucky to work with some of the country's best writers, as an editor and then a publisher at houses including Penguin, Macmillan, Scribe and Black Inc. She has been a recipient of Australia's two national editing awards, the Barbara Ramsden Award and the Rosie Award for Editorial Excellence, and is a judge of the 2022 Rosie Award.