Inside Publishing: Negotiating The Publishing Industry
Sunday 10 June 2018, 5:00-6:00pm
Each year, Writing NSW partners with regional writers’ festivals to present ‘Inside Publishing’, a panel discussion that explores the inner workings of the publishing world. This event provides networking opportunities and information about the industry to writers in regional NSW.
This year the event will be held at Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival.
Come along at 5pm on Sunday 10 June to find out how the publishing industry really works from publishers, agents and other industry insiders.
Featuring Lex Hirst, commissioning editor for Penguin Random House Australia; Jo Butler, freelance editor and publishing consultant; Robyn Sheanan-Bright, the first executive director of the Queensland Writers’ Centre; and Lucy Bell, senior editor at Pantera Press. This panel will be chaired by Writing NSW’s CEO, Jane McCredie.
Jane McCredie is a writer, journalist and a former book publisher who is now CEO of Writing NSW. She is a former science publisher and a writer and journalist with a special interest in science and medicine. She is the author of Making Girls and Boys: Inside the science of sex and was coeditor of […]
Lex is a commissioning editor for Penguin Random House Australia, a festival director and arts programmer driven by a love of great writing. Her remit is to build a list of new, exciting voices in both fiction and non-fiction and she’s particularly interested in stories about identity. She draws most of her inspiration from engaging […]
Jo is a freelance editor and publishing consultant with the Cameron Creswell Agency. As a literary agent she represents a wide range of authors of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction and children’s books. www.cameronsmanagement.com.au
Robyn was the first Executive Director of the Queensland Writers Centre (1991–1997) and operates ‘justified text’ writing and publishing consultancy services. She is widely published in magazines, journals and online publishing sites and has edited many anthologies. Robyn has written about children’s literature and the children’s book market and in 2003 she was a member […]
Lucy is Senior Editor for Pantera Press, and has a Master of Publishing degree as well as majors in English and Ancient History. Along with editorial skills, she brings experience in marketing, publicity, design and graphics editing. With Pantera Press since 2014, Lucy aims to foster longstanding relationships with their talented authors and feels privileged […]
First Friday with Fiona Hazard
First Friday, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. This June, we invite you to our online event with Fiona Hazard, group publishing director for Hachette Australia and New Zealand.