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Jess Gately is a writer, editor and photographer specialising in science fiction and fantasy literature and author headshots. She loves storytelling in all its formats—written, verbal and visual—and loves helping others tell their stories. She is the President of Editors WA and sits on the Board of the Small Press Network. Jess holds a Masters in Professional Writing and Publishing from Curtin University and has provided photographic services for Writing WA, Perth Writers Festival and a variety of authors from around the Perth metropolitan area.


Jess Gately is a writer and editor with a particular interest in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She was a judge for the 2019 and 2020 Aurealis Awards and her master's thesis explored the process of editing a manuscript that utilises fictional languages. She is the President of Editors WA, a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors. Her work with Underground Writers has influenced her experience and interest in working with emerging Australian writers.
Jess has given guest lectures, hosted workshops and appeared on panels to talk on a variety of topics including social media for authors, submitting to publishers, Australian literature, and editing sci-fi and fantasy.
She also provides affordable photographic services to authors and writing organisations around Perth. Her expertise has helped numerous authors build a professional portfolio of quality photos for promotional use, capturing the personality of the authors and their books alike.

Relevant qualifications

B.A. Edith Cowan University
M.A. Curtin University

Recent experience

Judge for 2021 Small Press Network Book of the Year Award
Presenter at IPEd 2021 Virtual Conference
Judge for 2019 and 2020 Aurealis Awards
Judge for 2020 City of Rockingham Short Fiction and Poetry Awards
Panel Host at RWA 2020 Virtual Conference
Workshop Host at KSP So You Want to Submit Successfully
Guest lecturer at Edith Cowan University on Social Media for Artists


Twice not shy: One hundred short short stories

Twice not shy: One hundred short short stories

Publisher: Night Parrot Press

Publ. date: 2021

Genre: Flash Fiction

Beneath: KSP Spooky Stories Competition 2020 Anthology

Beneath: KSP Spooky Stories Competition 2020 Anthology

Publisher: Wild Weeds Press

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: Short Story Anthology

Illustration samples

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Email [email protected]





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