Closed for 2021, re-opening 2022.
The Carole Blake Open Doors Project, is a programme specifically aimed at encouraging candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds to enter the publishing industry.
The Carole Blake Open Doors Project will offer ten days of work shadowing to a selected applicant over a one month period. Due to the current government guidance, the Project will be run virtually for the foreseeable future. The programme will include close mentorship with Blake Friedmann’s book agents, the opportunity to attend virtual meetings with editors, authors and publishing professionals, and the chance to be involved in every aspect of day-to-day life as an agent. It is intended that candidates will come away from the project with varied knowledge of working for a leading literary agency, the beginnings of new and essential relationships in the publishing industry, and some excellent experience to include on their CVs.