Having acquired a BA in English Literature at UEA I began my publishing career with a number of internships at publishers including Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books while studying for an MA in Publishing at UCL. I then made the transition into Marketing & audience insight, gaining invaluable experience at organisations such asContinue reading “Kemi Ogunsanwo – Literary Agent at The Good Literary Agency”
Kadija Sesay FRSA set up SAKS Media in the 90s to publish anthologies by Black British writers and SABLE LitMag. She is currently the Publications Manager for Inscribe, a Black British writer development programme for Peepal Tree for whom she has commissioned poetry and fiction anthologies with editors Nii Parkes, Jacob Ross and Kwame Dawes.Continue reading “Kadija Sesay – Publications Manager at Inscribe”
Nazima is currently part of the wonderful editorial team at Hachette Children’s and works on fiction – from adventurous middle-grade to breathtaking YA. She previously worked on children’s non-fiction and licensing at Scholastic, where she began her publishing career. She is eager to amplify underrepresented voices and build a list that is an honest reflection ofContinue reading “Nazima Abdillahi – Fiction Editor at Hachette Children’s Group”
Andrea Henry is an editorial director at Transworld, Penguin Random House, working with authors including Jenni Murray and Viv Groskop. She has been an acquiring editor at Headline, has held editorial positions at HarperCollins and Orion, and started as an editorial assistant at Random House. For five years she was the books editor at theContinue reading “Andrea Henry – Editorial Director at Transworld”
Krystle Appiah is a children’s books editor, working on fiction, non-fiction and poetry for readers aged 6+. She began her career at Walker Books, first as an intern and later as a permanent member of the team. She now works at MCB, Pan Macmillan. Outside of her role, Krystle is a writer and part ofContinue reading “Krystle Appiah – Editor at Macmillan Children’s Books”
Carla is an assistant editor at Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press, the children’s fiction imprints at Bonnier Books, and works with authors including Elizabeth Acevedo, Patrice Caldwell and Jordan Ifueko. She began her career at Hachette Children’s Group, via Creative Access, working as an editorial assistant intern. She has started to acquire her ownContinue reading “Carla Hutchinson – Editor at Hot Key Books & Piccadilly Press”
I’ve worked in children’s editorial for 15 years at Puffin, Working Partners and OUP. Last year I founded Storymix – which is a book incubator (also known as a packager). I work with up and coming writers or illustrators of colour. Together we create great book propositions that I edit and sell to publishers. CoreContinue reading “Jasmine Richards – Editorial Director at Storymix”
I’m Joelle, a Commissioning Editor for Coronet (Hodder & Stoughton), mainly publishing nonfiction, with a focus on popular science, memoir, lifestyle and pop culture.After completing a BSc in Petroleum Geology, I left to pursue my dream career in Publishing. My career started as an Editorial/Publicity Intern and then a Commissioning Editor at Unbound. There, IContinue reading “Joelle Owusu – Commissioning Editor at Coronet”
I’m Maxine and I’m the current Editorial Assistant for Square Peg, Vintage at PRH. I’m also currently undertaking a Masters in creative writing at Cambridge University and as a spoken word poet for the Roundhouse, I’ve performed my poetry at festivals such as Last Word at the Roundhouse, Hay Festival, Brainchild, Latitude Festival and TheContinue reading “Maxine Sibihwana – Editorial Assistant at Square Peg (PRH)”
Hannah Chukwu is an award-winning Assistant Editor at Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House UK, where she works on literary fiction and non-fiction, working with authors such as Bernardine Evaristo, Zadie Smith and Arundhati Roy. She is an editor for Five Dials magazine, and the series editor for Black Britain: Writing Back, and is looking toContinue reading “Hannah Chukwu – Assistant Editor at Hamish Hamilton”
Calah Singleton is an Editorial Assistant at Profile Books, working in nonfiction across Profile and Souvenir Press, and fiction with Serpent’s Tail. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Yale University in 2012 and came to London for her MSc at the LSE. She is the co-founder of Mendü, a startup focused on mental wellbeingContinue reading “Calah Singleton – Editorial Assistant at Profile Books”
Donna Greaves has been an agency assistant at Jo Unwin Literary Agency since 2017. She trained and worked as a speech and language therapist for six years, before changing careers aged thirty. She is working towards acquiring her own list of clients across fiction and non-fiction and is interested in the stories of what makesContinue reading “Donna Greaves – Agent’s Assistant at Jo Unwin Literary Agency”
Melissa Gitari started her publishing career at Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, where she is now an assistant editor, working across the growing picture books and fiction lists. She is seeking out warm, funny children’s fiction from underrepresented authors.
Adam Lowe is a writer and publisher, living in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and handles Publicity for Peepal Tree Press.