Seeking exceptional women in publishing

women in pubishing

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2017 today opens for submissions. The Prize, which recognises the professional achievements and promise of women in publishing, is open to any woman who has worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years. The deadline for nominations is 5PM on Friday 27th January 2017.

The winner of the Prize receives £1000, sponsored by the SYP, and a two-day training course of their choice at the PTC. Shortlisted candidates will also receive a one-day training course courtesy of the PTC.

The Prize honours the life and career of Kim Scott Walwyn – who was Publishing Director at Oxford University Press and who died in 2002 – and celebrates exceptional women in publishing. It has now been awarded ten times, with the 2015 Prize going to Rebecca Lewis-Oakes, now Managing Editor of Fiction at Egmont.

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