Events Round-Up

As we support publishers and aspiring publishing professionals, we want to shout-out some of the main events and useful dates we’ve been told about in publishing. From writing opportunities to publishing talks and conferences, we’ll keep you up to date.

  • Talking EditorialBookMachine
    31st March

Hear from publishing professionals on how editors can start to move beyond traditional channels for commissioning to publish new voices and reach new readers.

“In our next Unplugged Event on Wednesday 31st March, Talking Editorial, hear how publishing pros Mags Abraha (Jacaranda Books), Lemara Lindsay-Prince (Merky Books) and Katie Packer (Hachette) consider online conversation in particular to turn commissioning on its head.

During one hour of discussion, insights and questions, learn more about the huge potential to lean into influenced insights from social media and data, what to look out for when applying this approach and how this process can transform your editorial strategy.”

FREE for BookMachine members, £5 for non-members. Explore BookMachine for details.

  • Publishing ConferenceComma Press
    25th – 26th April

An online publishing conference with sessions led by industry professionals. Two free events and a ticketed two-day pass. More details soon.

“This two-day conference is designed to make publishing more transparent for those who are looking to forge a career in the industry, and to increase accessibility in the sector. The programme includes two FREE events that will be live streamed to YouTube.

Purchase a ticket package to gain access to eight presentations from industry professionals across departments and publishers, as well as a CV and interview skills workshop. Limited FREE places and bursaries are also available.”

Go to Comma Press to find out more details. Tickets available now.

  • Poetry CompetitionRenard Press
    Closes 21st May

New poetry competition aiming to empower all those who ‘feel their voice has been silenced in 2020’, culminating in an anthology later this year…

“New Beginnings is a poetry competition seeking to celebrate this theme of new beginnings, open to all those who feel their voice was silenced in 2020 – from anyone in the world, any age. We want the resulting anthology – scheduled for September – to be a celebration of the end of toxic aspects of 2020 and the pandemic, to be a glimmer of hope for the future and a manifesto for change.”

Competition closes on Friday 21st May. Longlist announced on Friday 25th June. Entry cost: FREE. More details can be found on the Renard Press website.

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