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Publishing Perspectives with the Society of Young Publishers

23rd October 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Publishing Perspectives with the Society of Young Publishers Storytale Festival Bristol

The Event

Are you interested in working full-time in storytelling within the publishing field? Following on from the successful panel event hosted by the SYP in 2022, the team is returning to Storytale Festival with an online event to inspire and educate young people in Bristol and the South West.

Publishing Perspectives will be an introduction to publishing through the lens of its many different departments. The panel will include:

  • Hayley Symonds – Sales Director at Paper Engine / HHUK. Hayley has over 10 years experience across a breadth of key accounts and print formats.
  • Jemma Crocker-Wilson – Publicity at Murdoch Books. Jemma has worked on integrated campaigns with authors such as Freya Cox, Tracey Cox and Bill Granger.
  • Pollie Frances – Permissions and Licencing at Penguin. Pollie is fairly new to PRH, having previously worked in law.
  • Laura Forker – Permissions and Licencing at Penguin. Laura has worked at PRH for almost 10 years, in contracts and permissions.
  • Natalie Dale – Senior Editor at AM. Ex-Chair of the Society of Publishers South West, Nat works in the Editorial department at AM, a publishing house dedicated to primary sources and archival material.

After discussing how they got into publishing, the panel will explain what their roles are and what their department does; bust some myths about publishing; talk about their favourite parts of their job and offer advice to the audience about applying and looking for jobs. And of course there will be the chance for you to ask the panel questions at the end.


Ideal for ages

Teens (13-15), YA (16+) & Adults


Ticket info

Hosted on Zoom, you can reserve your spot for FREE!




23rd October 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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