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Blay releases Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship report

Harlequin executive senior editor Annabel Blay has released her Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship report into fiction editing in the US following a 10-week placement in New York.

In her report ‘Developing ourselves, developing our authors: developmental and structural editing of fiction in the US’, Blay examines how fiction is edited in the US, how editors are trained and how publishers promote fiction to readers. She also explores the differences between the roles of fiction editor and literary agent in the US and Australia.

Blay’s report draws on her placements with Harlequin US, HarperCollins imprint William Morrow, Simon & Schuster imprint Atria and literary agency Writers House, as well as interviews with various editors, publishers and agents. She also attended the Editorial Freelancers Association conference.

The Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship is presented biennially to ‘recognise and reward editors for their contribution to Australian writing and publishing’.

Read Blay’s full report here.


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