Exciting News From Gollancz

Gollancz is pleased to announce a significant structural reorganisation within the editorial team. Simon Spanton is promoted to Associate Publisher, with particular responsibility for innovative acquisitions and Gollancz’s social media and community engagement, as well as continuing to publish his award-winning list to its full potential.

Gillian Redfearn is promoted to Deputy Publishing Director focusing on strategy, critical path delivery and the publishing programme. She will be looking to take Gollancz – already the number one for Science Fiction and Fantasy in the UK – to the next level, while continuing to work as a full time commissioning editor. Both Simon and Gillian continue to report to the Gollancz Publishing Director, Jon Wood.

Charlie Panayiotou is promoted to Editorial Manager.

Jon Wood, Gollancz Publishing Director and Deputy Publisher, Orion Group, said “We believe these changes will better equip the already-thriving Gollancz list for the major challenges of the future. By looking at all the individual roles in the team, we hope to keep on delivering the most professional, most innovative and most successful SF/Fantasy list in UK publishing”.

Gillian Redfearn said: “Gollancz has the privilege of working with exceptionally talented authors, and a wonderful in-house team. Following this reorganisation process we’re all freshly focused on making Gollancz the very best publisher we can be, now and in the future. I’m very, very pleased to be a part of that.”

Simon Spanton said “I can’t think of a better, more supported and valued genre list than Gollancz. I’m looking forward to concentrating on a new role within that success and supporting Gillian as the entire team prepare for the exciting challenges ahead”.