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Literary Fiction
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Sadé Omeje

Editor

Before joining The Novelry, Sadé edited and acquired manuscripts at two imprints of HarperCollins simultaneously: 4th Estate, home to authors including Hilary Mantel, Anthony Doerr, Jonathan Franzen, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yiyun Li and Joyce Carol Oates, as well as William Collins, home to authors including Brian Cox, David Attenborough, Christina Lamb, Elizabeth Hinton, Max Hastings, Mark Carney, and Kathryn Mannix.

Sade Omeje formerly assistant editor at Fourth Estate now editor at The Novelry

A Literary Editor

Previously HarperCollins

Before joining The Novelry, Sadé edited and acquired manuscripts at two imprints of HarperCollins simultaneously: 4th Estate, home to authors including Hilary Mantel, Anthony Doerr, Jonathan Franzen, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yiyun Li and Joyce Carol Oates, as well as William Collins, home to authors including Brian Cox, David Attenborough, Christina Lamb, Elizabeth Hinton, Max Hastings, Mark Carney, and Kathryn Mannix.

Sadé has worked with wonderful writers all over the world, from war correspondents writing short story collections and the 99th employee at Tesla writing about building one of the most recognizable companies today, to magical literary writers crafting manuscripts full of imagination. Sadé brings a wealth of experience from her tenure at HarperCollins, where she worked across two of their key imprints. She is passionate about the transformative power of storytelling and has worked on a diverse array of fiction and non-fiction projects, featuring acclaimed authors such as Coco Mellors, Emmanuel Iduma, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Joyce Carol Oates, Rodrigo Garcia, and Jonathan Escoffery, among others.

With comprehensive knowledge of the publishing process, Sadé offers valuable insights into the industry. She is actively involved in literary advocacy as a trustee at the historic Portico Library, which was founded in 1806. During her time in trade publishing, she played a pivotal role as a reader for the Women’s Fiction Discoveries Prize and mentored aspiring writers at the HarperCollins Author Academy.

Sadé holds a firm belief in that part of an editor’s role is to build a writer’s confidence, and takes pride in offering encouragement, support, and structural guidance to writers, fostering creativity and bringing manuscripts to their full potential.

A ‘delightful’ editor 

“Sadé was a joy to work with on my debut novel Cleopatra and Frankenstein. I always appreciated hearing her insights; her editorial suggestions unlocked scenes I had sometimes been stuck with for months. Her communication style is also delightful—I always smiled when I saw her name in my inbox! I have missed her while working on my second novel Blue Sisters, but know that my loss is other authors’ gain.” – Coco Mellors

“I was incredibly lucky to work with Sadé while writing my book Survivors: The Lost Stories of the Last Captives of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Sadé shared the most incisive observations and suggestions, for which I am eternally grateful. I also couldn’t have asked for a more passionate advocate for my book. In addition to her considerable editorial abilities, Sade was an absolute pleasure to work with.” – Hannah Durkin

“During her time at 4th Estate, Sadé always demonstrated great passion and respect for my writing, which was invaluable. She was responsive, effective and a joy to work with; indeed, I would love to work with her again in future.” – Rachel Edwards

“Sadé was a joy to work with on my debut novel Cleopatra and Frankenstein. I always appreciated hearing her insights; her editorial suggestions unlocked scenes I had sometimes been stuck with for months. Her communication style is also delightful—I always smiled when I saw her name in my inbox! I have missed her while working on my second novel Blue Sisters, but know that my loss is other authors’ gain.”

Coco Mellors
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Sadé Omeje

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