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Call for conference papers

Calling workshop presenters and speakers! We’ve extended the deadline for our call for papers to the 2023 IPEd Editing Conference. If you have a workshop or a presentation about the challenges and opportunities facing the editing profession, we’d love to hear from you.

We’ve had enquiries about the duration of our sessions. Our workshops are three hours and presentations are 30 minutes. If you’d like to offer a training or professional development opportunity, the workshops are a great avenue. If you’re doing research related to the editing profession, you could consider presenting your paper as part of our 30 minute presentations.

The 2023 conference will provide excellent opportunities to network, collaborate and learn about developments in the editing profession in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide, as we’re inviting members of our sister organisations to participate. If you’re interested in making a submission, please see this call for papers article in Gatherings.


IPED Student Prize – entries open 12 September 2022

Are you a student of editing, publishing or a related discipline at an Australian or New Zealand tertiary institution? Are you working on a blog, essay or article for your course which is focused on editing? Why not enter it into the annual IPEd Student Prize?

Entries open 12 September 2022. The deadline is 13 November 2023. The winner receives $500, an IPEd membership, a copy of The editor’s companion by Janet Mackenzie DE and subscriptions to the Macquarie dictionary and the Australian manual of style.

Don’t forget, nominations are still open for the Janet Mackenzie Medal and Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Excellence Award. For more information, please see this article about our awards.


Editors for GenreCon

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) is looking for two editors to be part of GenreCon in Brisbane on 19 February 2023.

Editors will join a one-hour session speaking to writers about:

  • what editors can do for them and their genre
  • where they can find an editor
  • the different types of editing (e.g. the difference between a manuscript assessment and a line edit)
  • anything else writers should know about editors and publishing in Australia.

Panellists will be paid at Australian Society of Authors rates of $233 an hour. Interested members should contact QWC’s Projects Officer, Craig Cauchi at by COB 9 September 2022.

Editors outside Queensland are welcome to apply, but please note that costs for travelling to and from Brisbane will be your own.


IPEd and the Brisbane Writers Festival’s Author/Editor episode #08

On 7 September, episode #08 of our dynamic Author/Editor video series will be released.

Listen to Yuin writer Gary Lonesborough and his editor at Allen & Unwin, Elise Jones discuss their working relationship. Gary also discusses his award-winning debut YA novel The Boy from the Mish, which brings to light a perspective that is rarely explored: growing up in regional Australia as a young queer Aboriginal.

The Author/Editor series is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

To listen to episode #08 or for more information, check out the Brisbane Writers Festival’s website.

Warm regards
Karen Lee