2016 Beatrice Davis Fellowship

Posted on: 10 December 2015

Applications for the 2016 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship are now open and close on 18 March 2016. Interviews will be held 18 and 19 April 2016.

The Fellowship provides an opportunity for a book editor to expand his or her knowledge and expertise. Specific aims of the Fellowship include:

  • identifying a highly skilled mid- or late-career editor held in high regard by their peers
  • providing the editor with an opportunity to research the editorial and publishing practices of the largest English-speaking publishing market (the USA), challenging their current ability and understandings, and stimulating an ability to develop their content editing and commissioning paradigms to meet market demands
  • offering an opportunity to further develop specific editorial skills of benefit to themselves as well as Australian publishing
  • recognising and rewarding editors for their contribution to Australian writing and publishing.

The successful applicant will undertake a research project attached to the editorial department of a US publishing house/s (including a literary agency) for 8–10 weeks. This enables the Fellow to garner knowledge and expertise from the largest book publishing market in the English-speaking world. The remaining 2 weeks will be used for a variety of professional development opportunities for the industry on the Fellow’s return from overseas. These will be arranged at times to be discussed with the APA and will include speaking at the Residential Editorial Program 2017, some in-house publisher visits and other writing and speaking engagements.

More information about the Fellowship, including the guidelines for applying and the application form, can be found here.

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