Applications open for Residential Editorial Program 2022


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The Residential Editorial Program will take place in Sydney from 21 to 24 February 2022, with applications now open and two scholarships available for First Nations editors.

The 2022 Residential Editorial Program (REP) will run as an intensive 4-day program for mid-career editors to work with experienced mentors and speakers. Participants work on a draft manuscript of a book that hasn’t yet been published, provided in strict confidence by an Australian author and publisher. 

REP has become renowned in the Australian publishing industry as a defining professional development opportunity for editors. One hundred and eight editors have graduated from the program since first run in 1999, and many now have significant editorial roles in the Australian industry, including as managing editors and publishers. 


Fifteen participants will be chosen by the organising committee on the basis of their applications, and those who applied for the postponed 2020 program do not need to reapply.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, including people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,and people with disability. There are two scholarships available to First Nations editors, which will cover travel, accomodation and the program contribution. 

IPEd are also offering a sponsorship to support one editor in attending.

Applications close 5:00pm AEST Monday 6 December 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by 17 December.

Guidelines and application forms are available from the APA's REP website pages.

Please contact the APA for assistance should you have difficulty completing the application process on the website.

For further information contact Andrea Hanke.

The APA thanks the Australian Council for the Arts for their support of this program.