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SYP Oxford – Literary Awards: Behind Closed Doors

‘What’s your favourite book’? A tough question for anyone in publishing. With this in mind, it’s easy to appreciate how difficult it must be to judge a literary award; to select the best from a list of books which are often all fabulous. And, cranking up the pressure, your decision may bring significant international accolade to the winner, and sometimes large sums of money. Plus, not only do judges have to make an initial decision, they often need to persuade other members of the panel why their choice should win, sometimes resulting in passionate exchanges. What really goes on behind the closed doors of a literary award? Perhaps, like us, you’re intrigued to find out more…

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SYP Oxford Book Club – November

Come join us at The Cape of Good Hope to discuss  Italo Calvino’s 1979 classic, If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller!

You go into a bookshop (sounds like a normal day, right?) and you purchase a copy of  If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller! You read the first few pages. You love finding an exciting new book to read! But, a few pages in, something terrible happens! There’s been a printing error!  You bring it back to the shop to exchange for a new copy. But that’s not right either! This is a different book again!

Get ready to go on a bookish adventure with Calvino and the SYP!

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Two conferences you can’t afford to miss

There are two conferences coming up, both offer valuable opportunities for insight into the industry and career building. The Society of Young Publishers Conference 11th November 2017 This year’s SYP conference, Publishing -A Brave New World?, will explore the big questions around inclusivity, sustainability, and ethics with a host of industry experts discussing the hot […]

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Kim Scott Walwyn Prize back for 2017

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2017 is now open 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. There are two ways to enter the Prize: nomination or self-submission. The deadline for nominations […]

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