Around Town | Feb. 27th – March 5th

 Unbound Worlds & YPG | Sci-Fi & Fantasy Trivia Happy Hour

When: March 5, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Penguin Random House (2nd Floor), 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019

Young to Publishing Group (YPG) and Unbound Worlds is coming together to host a “March-Madness inspired event” for all publishing industry professionals. YPG is an organization dedicated to helping junior publishing industry professionals. Unbound Worlds is a Penguin Random House site dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy literature.

At this event, you will have the opportunity to “kick off Cage Match 2018, Unbound Worlds’ annual original fiction bracket tournament, with a happy hour and sci-fi/fantasy trivia event.” You will get to test your knowledge of outer worlds, magical creatures, and more as you compete to win prizes. Plus, you will get to mingle with publishing colleagues while grabbing free drinks and snacks!

For more information and to RSVP for this free event, click here.

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Around Town | Dec. 12th – Dec. 18th

Since the holidays are almost upon us, here are some great events to get you into the holiday spirit! (If the snow on Saturday didn’t already hype you up.) Continue reading “Around Town | Dec. 12th – Dec. 18th”

Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th

While there are a lot of great events going on around New York City this week, we hope to see you at the David Pecker Lecture on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm. The 2017/18 David Pecker Distinguished Lecturer of Publishing is Bette Rockmore, who will present on “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America.” (To RSVP and to see an interview with Rockmore, click here.) Meanwhile, here are more awesome events you can attend this week! Continue reading “Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th”

Young to Publishing Group Happy Hour Reunion

YPG PUBLISHING PROGRAM REUNION HAPPY HOUR

Miss the sherry hours and camaraderie from your days at a publishing program? Wish you could catch up with old friends while meeting new ones from other programs? Join fellow alums from the Columbia, CUNY, Denver, NYU, Pace, Yale, and any and all publishing programs (MAs included!) for a night of drinking, networking, and reminiscing. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm at Josie Woods Pub, located at 11 Waverly Place. Please RSVP here. #ypgreunion

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Link of the Week: The Young to Publishing Group

The Young to Publishing Group is an initiative of the Association of American Publishers whose goal is to give entry-level and junior industry employees an opportunity to create relationships outside of their own publishing house as well as to gain important knowledge about the industry. Membership is free and is open to all lesser experienced employees of publishing (about 0 to 5 years of publishing experience) whose house is an AAP member.

The goals of the YPG include:

  • Provide an environment in which individuals new to the industry (0-5 years) feel welcomed and part of a bigger picture.
  • Create opportunities for individuals to learn about the publishing industry as a whole—all the departments and steps that influence the making of a book.
  • Organize opportunities for industry peers (entry/junior level) to mingle, network and get to know one another.

On October 19, 2013, the Young Publishing Group will take part in this year’s New York Cares Day, which is an annual community service event that helps over 100 NYC public schools accomplish what their school budgets can’t.

Keep up to date with the YPG here until you have acquired your first book publishing or agency job, which could be sooner than you think.