The Editors

You finished your draft! The work should be done, right? Or is this where the work really begins? Without editors, our drafts might remain riddled with cliches, muddy phrases, mixed metaphors, and an overall narrative lack. Even the most established of writers need a good editor to see things anew.

Hear from the unsung heroes of Australian literature: the editors of our favourite books and literary journals. This expert panel will discuss what they think makes a good writer-editor relationship, how to give and receive constructive criticism, and what every writer should (and should not) expect from a good editor.

Hosted by Hella Ibrahim

How to attend this event

This session is part of the National Writers’ Conference, a one-day online gathering of emerging writers on Zoom.

To attend, you can buy a National Writers’ Conference Pass here to enjoy the full day of industry insights. Check out the full program here.

To ensure the event stays private, ticket holders will be emailed a Zoom link and password on the day of the event. Please check your email (including that pesky junk email folder). Ticket bookings will cease 1 hour before the Conference starts, if not sold out prior.

You can download Zoom for free here.

Saturday 19 June, 11am-12pm AEST

Access this session with a National Writers’ Conference pass 

The Atrium (Zoom)