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12 May 2021

Felicity Bryan Publishing Mentorship Scheme

The Felicity Bryan Publishing Mentorship Scheme has been created in honour of the pre-eminent literary agent Felicity Bryan, who died in June 2020.

The scheme is an annual paid three-month mentorship programme aimed at anyone from an underrepresented background who is interested in pursuing a career in the publishing industry. It is designed to be accessible to anyone, no matter their circumstances, and to give a stimulating and varied introduction to the many aspects of publishing. The mentee will be paid the Oxford Living Wage for the duration of the mentorship and there will be a stipend available to cover the cost of accommodation. The scheme is generously supported by Felicity's family, and reflects her own energetic nurturing of talent and potential in young people starting out on their careers.

The mentorship will be based primarily at the Felicity Bryan Associates offices in Oxford. It will also include a range of industry placements at partner organisations, including:

  • Hachette UK
  • Profile Books
  • Andrew Nurnberg Associates
  • Blackwell's Bookshop
  • Sylvie Zannier Literary Scouting 

Applications are open from Monday 26 April until midnight on Sunday 16 May 2021.

For more details and to apply, see the Felicity Bryan Associates website