London


The oldest branch of the SYP, we continue to deliver speaker and social events for those in, and breaking into, the London publishing scene. In addition to our monthly panels, socials and Book Club, we also provide workshops for both publishing professionals and aspiring publishers.

We also run a three-stream mentorship scheme – SYPinto, SYPahead and SYPlaunch. SYPinto is dedicated to supporting those just starting out in the industry. SYPahead is aimed at those already working in publishing and who are looking to progress. SYPlaunch is for people who are looking to go freelance or start their own business.

We also host a hugely popular annual Career Speed Dating event, and a Pub Quiz in aid of The Book Trade Charity.

Our committee

Omara Elling-Hwang - Co-Chair

Omara Elling-Hwang

Co-Chair

Founder of WriteUnite

Farzana Khan - Co-Chair

Farzana Khan

Co-Chair

Production Controller at Hachette Children’s Group

Yanmin Zhuchen - Treasurer

Yanmin Zhuchen

Treasurer

International Marketing Executive at Collins Learning

Ciara Briggs - Co-Content Manager

Ciara Briggs

Co-Content Manager

Comparative Literature Student at QMUL

Felicity Hemming - Co-Content Manager

Felicity Hemming

Co-Content Manager

Freelance Editor and Reader

Maria Omena - Social Media Manager

Maria Omena

Social Media Manager

Marketing Assistant at Sage Publishing

Hannah Beeson - Head of Events

Hannah Beeson

Head of Events

Editorial Assistant at Cake Masters Magazine

Aoife Datta - Events Coordinator

Aoife Datta

Events Coordinator

Publicity and Marketing Executive at Scribe UK

Elisa Fabbri - Events Coordinator

Elisa Fabbri

Events Coordinator

Foreign Rights Executive at Bonnier Books UK

Hannah Griffiths - Events Coordinator

Hannah Griffiths

Events Coordinator

Schools Marketing Officer at Scholastic

Marta Juncosa - Events Coordinator

Marta Juncosa

Events Coordinator

Senior Sales Development Executive at HarperCollins

Serena Arthur - Events Coordinator and Inclusivity Rep

Serena Arthur

Events Coordinator and Inclusivity Rep

Editorial Assistant at Headline, Hachette

Martina Borg - Events Coordinator

Martina Borg

Events Coordinator

Assistant Production Controller at Hachette Children’s Group

Lauren Steele - Book Club Coordinator

Lauren Steele

Book Club Coordinator

Bookseller at Waterstones

Jessica Emery - Book Club Coordinator and Inclusivity Rep

Jessica Emery

Book Club Coordinator and Inclusivity Rep

Fiction Writer and Goldsmiths MA Creative and Life Writing Grad

Shalini Bhatt - Career Support Officer

Shalini Bhatt

Career Support Officer

Consultant at Inspired Selection

Keaton Groves - Career Support Officer

Keaton Groves

Career Support Officer

Freelance Content Writer and Editor

Glenn Cauchi - Student Outreach Officer

Glenn Cauchi

Student Outreach Officer

Rights Executive at SPCK Publishing

Lori Anderson - Student Outreach Officer

Lori Anderson

Student Outreach Officer

Editorial Assistant at Hodder Education, Hachette