2020 PW Star Watch

PW Star Watch identifies and celebrates members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities who are on the rise and brings recognition to them on a global stage.

Founded in 2015, PW Star Watch recognizes publishing professionals in the early stages of their careers, generally less than five years, including those who have changed careers and are still relatively new to publishing, who are improving and innovating the industry.

This year, PW Star Watch will continue to shine a light on creative members from all parts of the industry.

Join us in honoring a new list of innovators, trailblazers and changemakers by nominating yourself or a colleague making a difference.

Publishers Weekly will name honorees, five finalists and one Superstar!

The deadline for submissions is September 9, 2022.

Make your nomination here.

The 2022 honorees will be featured in PW’s October 31st issue. Four finalists will receive a $500 USD cash prize and one Superstar winner will receive a $2,500 UDS cash prize and will be announced at a reception in New York City in November.

Tech questions? Email service@publishersweekly.com with any technical questions about the submission form.

Questions about nominating and eligibility, contact Krista Rafanello, krafanello@publishersweekly.com.

If you wish to learn more about how you can participate in the program by way of sponsorship, contact Cevin Bryerman, cbryerman@publishersweekly.com.

See the 2021 Star Watch honorees here

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