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    and publishing

    You have approached agents or publishers without success. You are looking for input from the professionals. Beat the Rejection Clinic

  • Short Course

    Reserve your place on this specially curated course on Writing Fiction for Children & Young Adults, which includes access to top UK authors, guidance from industry experts AND a critique of up to 7,500 words of your writing.

    18th October 2016 - 29th November 2016

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How to Hook an Agent: Non-Fiction

How to Hook an Agent: Non-Fiction

This intimate half-day event with four literary agents will give you insider knowledge on how to submit your non- fiction proposal to an agent, what they’re looking for and how to grab their attention.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Pre-order the 2017 editions of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook.

Jane Austen Writing Masterclass

Jane Austen Writing Masterclass

Rebecca Smith, the five-times-great niece of Jane Austen, shares the timeless writing techniques of the brilliant novelist in this unmissable evening masterclass.

10 Steps To Getting A Literary Agent

10 Steps To Getting A Literary Agent

Gilly McAllister is back with hints and tips on knowing when to leave your book alone, assessing the quality of your submission and why you should choose to submit to some agents over others.

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  • Video: Interview with Sonia Purnell

    Author and historian Sonia Purnell met Writers & Artists to offer advice on how to put together a biography.

  • Video: Interview with Vassos Alexander

    An interview with marathon runner, author and BBC Radio 2 sports broadcaster Vassos Alexander about his debut 'Dont Stop Me Now.'

  • Video: How to Hook an Agent

    Finished your manuscript but unsure what to do next? Get all the practical tips you need at our How to Hook an Agent lunch, which includes guidance from four leading literary agents and a 10-minute one-to-one session.