For the last few months Seizure has been receiving applications from editors around Australia as part of our Stepping Stones project whose main aim is to create more career pathways for editors. In that time we received over 50 applications of a superior standard. We deliberated and put a shortlist of ten together who then submitted to an email interrogation. After much howling and gnashing of teeth (it was terribly difficult to choose) we are ready to announce the four editors we'll be working with for Viva la Novella 2 (in reverse alphabetical order because how often do you get to do that?).
Emily Stewart Elena Gomez Carody Culver Patrick Allington
Each editor displayed knowledge, experience and enthusiasm and we look forward to being their best friends for the next year or more. Each of the editors will receive a $1000 prize thanks to the Copyright Agency who are supporting this project.
Thank you to all who responded. We can tell that there is a great demand for such projects in Australia and we hope other groups can try introducing such a programs as well.
Now everyone: get writing. December is coming and we want another flood of novella entries. Nanowrimo is going to happen in November so it really is writing season. This year there are going to be four winners, so that is four prizes of $1000 and full publication. Enter here.
Good luck and 'viva la novella!'