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Ryan Paine

  • Editor
  • Wakefield Press
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Ryan's My Publications folder on Mendeley.


Ryan is a writer, editor and book junkie with experience of both extremes of the book industry’s demographic, currently as a book editor at Wakefield Press, and previously as editor of Voiceworks, a Melbourne-based quarterly produced entirely by writers and editors under 25. He also did pro bono marketing for Wet Ink, the magazine of new writing, for a while there – not very long, because he got caught up with Format Collective and had to step down, lest he appear to be milking that cultural seat for another notch on his CV. Now he is running Format Festival’s Academy of Words, a one-day literary shit-fight, in February 2011. He blogs about ignorance at

Recent publications

  • The Angry Young Critic

    • Paine R

Professional experience


Wakefield Press

January 2010 - Present