Bad Form launches series of workshops to demystify publishing industry

Bad Form launches series of workshops to demystify publishing industry

Bad Form is launching a series of free events to demystify the publishing industry for people from Black, Asian and racialised communities.

The "WTF is Publishing?" series will run throughout October and November, looking to shed light on various roles in the industry, including publicity, design, editorial, marketing and freelancing. 

Each session will last one hour, and will involve a panel of three people already working in the sector to give their experience, tips and answer questions from the guests. The event series aims to make the publishing industry more accessible and to increase visibility of racially marginalised groups.

Panelists include representatives from Penguin Random House and Hachette. Bad Form said all will themselves be from Black, Asian, and racialised community backgrounds, to ensure the visibility of those already making their way in the industry.

Aniké Wildman, development editor at Bad Form and editorial assistant at Penguin Press, said: "These panels are a fantastic opportunity for those unsure whether the publishing industry is for them to gain insight without thinking about impressing potential HR recruiters."

Amy Baxter, founder and editor-in-chief added: "I am so proud that we at Bad Form are able to utilise our industry connections to provide free opportunities for Black, Asian, and racialised communities thinking about publishing. We really encourage any and all peoples, regardless of how sure they are about the industry, to reserve free tickets."

You can find out more about the events and book tickets here