Introduction to Publishing with Faber & Faber

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Are you aged 18–25 and interested in finding out more about the world of publishing?

New Writing North has once again teamed up with Faber & Faber to offer a group of young people from the North East the opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of the UK’s most prestigious publishing houses on Friday 18 March 2022.

Participants will be given an exclusive copy of Your Show by Ashley Hickson-Lovence, one of Faber’s soon-to-be-released titles, and travel to London where they will meet the author and take part in workshops from various members of the Faber & Faber team to find out how the book came together.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in working in publishing or finding out more about how books are published. New Writing North is particularly interested in hearing from people who are under-represented in writing and publishing.

Food and travel by train from Newcastle to London will be provided.

Important Dates:

5pm on Monday 28 February – Deadline for applications

5pm Friday 4 March – Successful candidates notified

5.30pm on Tuesday 15 March – Virtual briefing with New Writing North

Friday 18 March – Introduction to Publishing day at Faber & Faber offices

To get involved you must:

Be between 16-25 at the time of application

Be available to meet us at Newcastle station at 7.30am on the day of the trip (18 March 2022)

Apply here

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]


Meet the author


Ashley Hickson-Lovence was born in London in 1991 and is a former secondary school English teacher. In his spare time, using his experience as a football referee himself, he formally observes semi-professional referees for the FA. His debut novel, The 392, was released in April 2019.

Your Show (Faber, 2022)

‘It’s a double celebration tonight, not that many will care about your special role. You carry the weight of the occasion on your shoulders, take it in your stride. You’ve worked hard to get here, earned these palpitations…’

From Jamaica to Sheffield to the recently formed Premier League, Uri rises through the ranks as a referee, making it to the highest level of our national game. But along the way he is confronted with tensions and prejudices, old and new, which emerge as his every move is watched, analysed and commented on. Your Show is an extraordinary novel which charts one man’s pioneering efforts to make it, against the odds, to the very top of his profession and beyond.