Monday, 24 March 2014

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2014

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize recognises the professional achievements and promise of women in publishing and is open to any woman has worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years.

The 2014 Prize closed to entries on Friday 21 February. The shortlist will be announced at 2.30pm (GMT) on Tuesday 8 April 2014 at the SYP's 'How to Get Ahead in Publishing session in the Conference Centre at the London Book Fair. The winner will be announced at ceremony at the Free Word Centre in Central London on Tuesday 13 May. We are delighted to announce that Victoria Barnsley, entrepreneur, businesswoman and former CEO and Publisher of HarperCollins UK and International, will the speaker at this year's event.

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize is managed by the Prize Committee and Booktrust and is run in partnership with the Society of Young Publishers and the Publishing Training Centre. The winner of the Prize receives £1,000, 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.

This year's judges are: from the Prize Committee, Catherine Clarke, Literary Agent and Managing Director, Felicity Bryan Associates and Denise Johnstone-Burt, Publisher, Walker Books who are Co-chairs of the panel and Nicki Crossley, Assistant Editor, Ebury Publishing. They are joined by the 2013 SYP Chair, Lottie Chase, Export Sales Executive, Quercus Books; and last year's winner, Miriam Robinson, Head of Marketing at Foyles.

For updates on the Prize, follow @Booktrust and #kswprize on Twitter.

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