Australia Council publishing delegation to travel to US
The Australia Council will select a delegation of up to six Australian rights sellers, literary agents and publishers to visit the US in 2018.
The New York Publishers Program 2018 will see delegates travel to New York City from 4-8 June 2018 for a five-day program of industry meetings, marketing briefings and networking opportunities.
‘North America is one area where we see great potential for Australian literature,’ said Wendy Were, executive director of strategic development and advocacy at the Australia Council, citing strong US sales in recent years for Australian authors including Emily Bitto, Charlotte Wood, Jane Harper and Heather Rose. ‘We believe the time is right to build on that success and increase Australia’s visibility in North America through this delegation.’
The program aims to give delegates the opportunity to gain experience in the North American market, pitch titles to US editors, extend networks and ‘make lasting connections with US editors that they can nurture into the future,’ said Were.
The program will also include meetings with booksellers, as well as a reception hosted by the Australian Consul General in New York.
Expressions of interest close on 23 January, with successful applicants notified in late February. For more information, visit the Australia Council website here.