North America is the largest rights market in the world for Australian publishers and rights sellers, with New York at the heart of its publishing industry. It is also the hub for one of the world’s largest communities of literary agents and scouts.

The program will provide Australian rights sellers, literary agents and publishers with the opportunity to develop their experience in the North American market, extend their networks, and pitch titles to North American editors.

The delegation will undertake a five-day program of industry meetings, market briefings and networking opportunities. The Australia Council will work with the delegates to develop a tailored schedule of meetings.

The Australia Council will support eight delegates with $4,000 each towards the cost of participating; delegates will be responsible for all associated costs including but not limited to visas, flights, accommodation, travel insurance, PCR tests, ground transport, meals and incidentals, and tickets to events.

Key event dates: 19-23 September 2022.

Applications close 10 May 2022 at 3pm.