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2020 Trailblazer Awards

Posted on April 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

Since 2016, the Trailblazer Awards have celebrated publishing professionals under the age of 30 who have demonstrated ambition, innovation and creativity in the book industry. The 2020 winners — Beth …

5 Top Tips for Authors Seeking Agent Representation

Posted on March 9, 2020 in Oxford

So your novel is finished. Nowadays submitting your work to a literary agency is as easy as dispatching an email – gone are the days of manuscripts tucked in white …

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Print Futures Awards 2020

Posted on March 7, 2020 in Uncategorized

  We’ve got a great opportunity for aspiring professionals who want to get in or get on in publishing! Applications for the annual Print Futures Awards are now open. The …

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Career changers, risk takers, mould breakers: the value of different backgrounds in publishing

Posted on March 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

After trying out a blind application process, 7 out of our 15 UK committee members don’t work in the publishing industry. Why do we think this is a positive move? …

How to get your first job in a literary agency

Posted on February 29, 2020 in Oxford

Written applications are almost always the first stage of an entry-level job application, but they can also be the most difficult to get right. Aoife Inman, Agents’ Assistant at Felicity …

The 2020 AGM

Posted on January 14, 2020 in UK

The SYP UK and London committees will gather at Stationers’ Hall, London once again to celebrate their work throughout 2019 and welcome in the new year. Starting with a recap …

How I worked out that publishing was for me

Posted on November 18, 2019 in Oxford, UK

On Work in Publishing Week Esther Morrison describes the moment she knew she wanted to work in publishing and how she got to her current position as Portfolio Marketing Executive …

6×6: The day to day of working in six publishing departments

Posted on November 13, 2019 in Scotland

The (if we say so ourselves) genius concept of six people talking about their work in six publishing departments for six minutes returned to Edinburgh last month, in our October …

UKSG Innovation Award – Winners Announced!

Posted on November 1, 2019 in UK

We are delighted to announce the winners of the UKSG Innovation Award this year! Working with the Society of Young Publishers and the New Librarians Professional Network the UKSG innovation …

How Brexit could change the face of Britain's writing industry

Posted on October 3, 2019 in UK

This article was written by Bethany Morris, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers providing legal support for those looking to migrate to the …

How Brexit could change the face of Britain’s writing industry

Posted on October 3, 2019 in UK

This article was written by Bethany Morris, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers providing legal support for those looking to migrate to the …

An Interview with Cassie Buckley, founder of OUP's Women's Network

Posted on September 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

  What is the OUP Women’s Network? The OUP Women’s Network is an employee-led initiative that facilitates the career progression of women within OUP. It is a global network that …