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An Interview with Ashmead Award-Winner Whitney Frick

Whitney Frick is living the young publishing professional’s dream. She landed a great entry-level job as assistant to the publisher at Scribner straight out of the Columbia Publishing Course, which lead to her current position there as an Assistant Editor. She’s acquiring and editing books she loves in genres like women’s health, cooking, and even fiction. She’s the first ever winner of the Ashmead Award, which we wrote about back in June, and just completed the Yale Publishing Course as part of her award. She’s engaged. And, oh yeah, did […]

And the winner is: Whitney Frick!

Following our article from last week, Publishing Trendsetter is pleased to announce on behalf of the Ashmead Award Committee that Whitney Frick is the first recipient of the award. Whitney has been an Associate Editor at Scribner since 2008. She has already edited successful titles such as No Way Home by Carlos Acosta and The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. Her recent aquisitions include My Balanchine by Varley O’Connor and Eating for Total Health from the Duke Center for Integrative Nutrition. “Whitney has all the qualities that Larry would […]

The Ashmead Award: Part I

At this moment, Sharon Bowers (Agent at The Miller Agency), Brenda Segel (SVP and Director of Rights at HarperCollins), Emma Sweeney (The Emma Sweeney Agency), and Jason Kaufman (Editor at DoubleDay) are likely pouring over nominations for the first ever Larry Ashmead Award, trying to decide which up-and-coming editor deserves to be recognized for his/her work and attend this year’s Yale Publishing Course. As part of our mentorship series, Trendsetter talked to the Award’s four founders about their relationships with the late and great Larry Ashmead, how they hope to […]