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Writing NSW announces recipients of new paid publishing internships

Writing NSW has announced the successful candidates for its new internship for emerging editors from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The paid internship program is presented in partnership with publishers Giramondo, Hachette, and Pan Macmillan and with Diversity Arts and is designed to help ‘emerging editors take the first steps in a publishing career with the aim of increasing cultural diversity in the publishing industry’.

The selected interns, who will complete a six-month internship and development program with their allocated publisher, are:

  • Lucia Tuong Vy Nguyen (Giramondo)
  • Katherine Wong (Hachette)
  • Jodie Ramodien (Pan Macmillan)

‘The participating publishers noted the exceptional number and quality of applications, which demonstrated the need for more opportunities such as this,’ said Writing NSW in a statement. ‘The successful applicants were selected by the publishers for their potential to develop a career in the publishing industry. They are all deeply engaged in the writing community, with experiences as authors, journalists, and editors of student publications. In their work they have all demonstrated a commitment to fostering diversity in the industry.’

The three emerging editors will also be supported by an external mentorship program, led by Beatrice Davis fellow Radhiah Chowdhury. The internship program will run from February to July 2022.

For more information see the Writing NSW website.


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