Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Call for nominations: women of talent and promise in publishing

Nominations are sought for a wonderful prize - The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize - organised by Booktrust. The prize celebrates the achievements of any woman of talent who has been working in publishing for seven years or less. Do you know anyone who you think might be suitable? If you work in and around publishing, would you mind passing this article to any colleagues or friends who you think might be interested in nominating?

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize was founded in honour of Kim Scott Walwyn, a Publishing Director at Oxford University Press, who died in 2002 at the age of 45. Relaunched this year, the prize recognises both promise and achievement amongst women who have worked in the publishing industry for seven years or less. This focus on emerging talent is complimented by a new partnership with the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) and the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) and this year’s winner will receive a cheque for £1000 sponsored by the SYP as well as a one-day training course of their choice, courtesy of the PTC.
This prize is an incredible chance for a woman early in her publishing career to receive not only the recognition of a distinguished committee, but a substantial monetary gift and a training opportunity. As there is now under a month left until the deadline for entries (21st March), we would like to ask you to pass along the details of this year’s Prize to any talented, ambitious, and promising female publishers you know. The Prize is open to those working in publishing, as agents, or at literary organizations. All details relating to submissions and entry criteria can be found on the website: