This year we are looking for one special editor to join us in the judging, manuscript development and publishing of an original Australian novella. This is an opportunity to take an elusive career step and experience commissioning, contracting and the entire book production all the way to supporting your author across the finish line. If you think you have what it takes, and you want the chance to choose a book to develop and champion then we want your application.
Here’s what you’ll need: an open mind, a bit of ambition, a penchant for punctuation (and arguing about punctuation), to be able to read upwards of 130 entries, be decisive, contribute promotional interviews and editorial notes for the website, be available (on and off) from January to June to work with your author and help guide them and their book into the world.
Here’s how it works: you apply with a cover letter and CV by 31 October 2015 through our submissions portal. We will create a shortlist and begin the email and phone interview process. Then in November we will make the final decision and choose the lucky editor who will join us on Viva La Novella IV. The selected editor gets to become the judge and select the manuscript of their choice, then work on the project over the following months – guided through the entire publishing gauntlet by Team Seizure – until publication day. We offer a prize of $1000.
Here’s the link to the submission portal, if you have any queries just email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to hearing from you.
This opportunity has been made possible by the support of IPEd and the NSW Society of Editors.