International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share information about the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize.

“This prize was founded in honour of Kim Scott Walwyn, a Publishing Director at Oxford University Press, who died in 2002 at the age of 45. She was an outstanding editor and a generous and inspirational manager whose career was widely recognised and celebrated during her life.


Kim Scott Walwyn

Kim Scott Walwyn

The Prize was relaunched this month in partnership with the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) and the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) with a new focus on emerging, rather than established, talent amongst women working in publishing. It aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements and promise of women early in their careers and, as such, is only open to women who have worked in publishing for fewer than seven years. The winner will receive £1000 sponsored by the SYP and a one-day training course of their choice, courtesy of the PTC.


The Prize is an incredible chance for a woman early in her publishing career to receive not only the recognition of a distinguished committee, but a substantial monetary gift and a training opportunity.”

Read the Terms of Entry and Guidelines.

Applications must be received by 5pm 21 March 2011.



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  1. […] Kim Scott Walwyn Prize is the first award to recognise the professional achievements of women in publishing. Kay Peddle, assistant editor at Vintage, won the Prize yesterday evening at the Free Word Centre […]

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