Emerging Editors

9:00 AM, Friday 30 May 2014
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne
Victoria 3000 (Gmaps)

This event is venue accessible!

$100 full/$90 concession. Book Now »

We are bringing together the top talent behind Australia’s best magazines, books and websites for an incredible industry day aimed at emerging editors. Made for the editing word-nerds and the writers who want to know what goes on behind the scenes.

Presented in association with Monash University.

9.30am: Registration and Program Welcome

10am: Submissions vs Commissions

Where do editors go to discover their writers? Do awards, grants and writers festivals play a part? Is there gold in the slush pile going ignored? Featuring Robert Watkins (Hachette), Zora Sanders (Meanjin), and Alice Grundy (Giramondo).

11am: Indigenous Editing: black&write!

These editors from black&write! talk about how they ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing is not sacrificed to standardised English and is rightly celebrated in the publishing industry. Featuring Linda McBride-Yuke, Ellen van Neerven, Carissa Lee Godwin and Sue Abbey.

12pm: Digital Directions

How fast and responsive do you have to be when editing for online publication? Is the digital era putting particular demands on editing as profession, or is it opening up a whole new world of opportunities? Featuring Sian Campbell (Scum), Robert Coleman (The Thousands) and Emily Laidlaw (Kill Your Darlings).

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Going Solo with Start-Up Publications

What’s involved when you decide to go out on your own and create your own project – becoming editor and small publisher? Featuring Robert Skinner (The Canary Press), Amy Middleton (Archer Magazine), Mitchell Oakley-Smith (Manuscript) and Mary Masters (Small Press Network).

3pm: Shaping the Debate

What is the role of the editor in shaping cultural and political debate through publication and editorial direction? How do editors promote diversity? Featuring Erik Jensen (The Saturday Paper), Lian Low (Peril), André Dao (Right Now) and Jacinda Woodhead (Overland).

4pm: Going the Distance: Book Editing and Building a Career

What does a career in writing look like today? These established editors talk about their pathways to professional careers. Did a love of books draw them in? What inspired them to pick up the red pen? Featuring Cate Blake (Penguin), Aviva Tuffield (Affirm Press), Chris Feik (Black Inc) and Carody Culver.

This event includes a series of 90 minute workshops, with strictly limited spaces across the day. Bookings taken at registration:

10am: Keeping Them Honest: Editing Non Fiction with Matthew Kelly

11.45am: The Guiding Hand: Editing Fiction with Bernadette Foley

2pm: Making It Pop: The Designer Relationship with Matthias Lanz


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