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.