SBC X SWF 2018 - [Workshop] Editing for the International English Market

At this workshop, Anya Goncharova, from Penguin Random House North Asia, will share insights into what international editors are looking for in your work, and what it takes to catch the eye of an international publisher. She will give an overview of the editorial process, taking participants through the stages of acquisitions, content edits, line edits, and final proofs, showing how each phase in the work is managed by top international publishing houses. Based on her own experience in the publishing industry, 
Anya will share tips on recent trends, as well as dos and don’ts for writers who hope to break into the international English language market. Participants will be given the opportunity to share their work, and to offer peer edits on the works of other writers during the course of the workshop. We invite participants to bring a work of prose (fiction and non-fiction are both welcome) of no more than 1,500 words with which they can gain some hands-on experience during the workshop.

This workshop is for beginning, emerging, and established writers working in the English language who hope to break into the international market.


Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
Please provide your membership number and workshop title to [email protected] for the discount code before online registration.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.

11 NOVEMBER 2018 (SUN)
10:00AM – 12:30PM

National Gallery Singapore
1 Saint Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957

Course Fee: $100.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $4.49


Tender Leaves Translations

Tender Leaves Translations

Singapore Book Council

Singapore Book Council


Anya Goncharova

Anya Goncharova

Anya Goncharova is a literary agent working for Peony Literary Agency and Tender Leaves Translation. Currently based in Shanghai, she works with international and local authors to connect them with top publishers and readers all over the world. Prior to her agenting role, she was the editor heading the English-language list at Penguin Random House North Asia where she published a variety of fiction and non-fiction from and about the region. Anya works in English, Russian and Chinese and she is always on the lookout for fiction in English and in translation, as well as original non-fiction.