Late last year, IPEd announced a new award for editorial excellence – the Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award (the Rosie). As Editors Queensland has initiated the award, we are very excited that the first winner of the Rosie will be announced at the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference dinner in Brisbane on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

The Rosie, named after the late Rosanne Fitzgibbon DE, recognises excellence in editing. Rosie was an Australian literary editor who worked with well-known writers such as Thea Astley, Peter Carey, Kate Grenville and Janette Turner Hospital. She was renowned as an editor who devoted her time generously to both her authors and her profession.

The winner of the Rosie will receive a cash prize of $4000, and nominations for this biennial award close on 1 March 2017. For more details and a nomination form, please go to