IPEd Editors Conference

The 10th IPEd Editors Conference will be hosted online on Monday 28 June 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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President’s message

This year is shaping up to be much less apocalyptic than last year (fingers crossed I haven’t jinxed us all). We’re still playing it safe with our get-togethers for the next few months while we see how things settle.

Our amazing events and professional development team are humming along with a full year of activity already planned. First up we’ve got literary agent Deb Golvin via Zoom on 3 February and then an informal regional members’ Zoom catch-up in March. We’ll be alternating formal speaker events and informal social/networking events, such as our January picnic, throughout the year.

We’re also looking at what and how we can deliver formal professional development in the current circumstances.

Looking forward to a fabulous year.


EdsQ picnic: Third time lucky

In what, hopefully, is a herald of better times to come, the EdsQ picnic this year successfully took place at GJ Walter Park at Cleveland. Last year we were rained out in January and under lockdown for our second attempt in June, so we were very pleased this time that 12 of us could meet up for a picnic under the rotunda, free from mud and masks (although keeping a good distance apart). We’re all looking forward to a busy year on the IPEd calendar and hoping we’ll be able to see each in person more frequently in 2021. For now, EdsQ will hold its member meetings online until June, and we’ll reassess after that.

                                                                                                                                   EdsQ annual picnic 2021

February member meeting

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021

What does a literary agent do?
Find out at our first member meeting for 2021 when guest speaker Debbie Golvan shares her experiences as an agent and explains the role editors play in the publishing process.

Debbie Golvan has been running Golvan Arts Management in Melbourne for nearly 30 years. She works with authors of children’s and adult fiction and non-fiction as well as poets, script writers and illustrators.

She has negotiated film rights for many published works and some of them have even become films and series on the big and small screen.

Debbie will discuss the nuts and bolts of how agents work and how people get their writing published, and the part that editors can play.
                                                                                                                                                                  Debbie Golvan
She will set out ideas, from an agent’s point of view, for editors and their role in developing material that a literary agent can consider for recommendation to their suite of publishers.

She will touch on the role of editors as members of a broad team in the publishing environment.

Book here.

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