The steering group is based within the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton, and unites a group of academics from across the Arts, Humanities, Media and Languages.
Dr Katy Shaw (2012-2014)
The advisory group is drawn from a range of leading figure and organisation across the contemporary publishing world. This exciting and dynamic group oversee the activities of the research group as well as offering unique opportunities and events to researchers.David Avital
Currently a Senior Commissioning Editor in Literary Studies at Bloomsbury Academic (previously Continuum International Publishing Group), David is commited to publishing in the field of C21 Literature.
Vicky is Fiction Editor at Brighton-based publisher Myriad Editions. She is the commissioning editor for graphic non-fiction, fiction and info-fiction. Vicky is co-organiser of First Fictions Festival, has a PhD in Literature from Sussex and is interesting in promoting socially conscious literary works.Sophie Rochester
Sophie is Director at the Arts Council funded Fiction Uncovered. The organisation is committed to the promotion of new writings, especially in the novel form. They work closely with major national book retailers as well as local book shops to stage author events.Nicole King
Nicole is discipline lead for English Literature at the Higher Education Academy, UK. Brighton hosted the second HEA symposium on Teaching Post-Millennial Literature in July 2012.
Chris Taylor is the founder of Arts Council funded New Writing South. She is a former arts publicist and theatre consultant and currently runs NWS provision across the Southern counties of the UK.
David is co-editor in chief at 3:AM Magazine, where he commissions new work at the cutting edge of online literary criticism. He also writes regularly on contemporary literature and theory for the TLS, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He is committed to critical writing that bridges the boundaries between scholarship, journalism and creative nonfiction.