About Little Red Writes

Hi, I’m Melanie Saward. I am a proud descendant of the Bigambul and Wakka Wakka peoples and I’m a Tulmur (Ipswich) based writer and editor.

Melanie Saward

(my mate is Archie. We’re kind of a package deal)

I achieved my MFA (Research) in Creative Writing  from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2019, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing, and Publishing from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2011, and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing Production) from QUT in 2009.

I am currently an associate lecturer in the School of Creative Practice at QUT and a PhD candidate. I am also the managing editor of Djed Press.

I have experience across a number of different writing and publishing areas including:

  • Working in-house at HarperCollins Publishers Australia in fiction and children’s books
  • Writing, editing, manuscript assessments, and proofreading
  • Tutoring and lecturing university students in various writing, editing, and publishing subjects across the Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland
  • Teaching emerging writers
  • Mentoring emerging writers
  • Writing bios for performers
  • Corporate communications and marketing

When I’m not writing, editing, mentoring, or reading, I can usually be found baking something sweet, working in my garden, or taking Archie on adventures.

image of me and Archie taken by Jill Kerswill Photography
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