Manuscript Submission Masterclass: Fiction

7th April 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Online

This masterclass isn’t about writing craft, it's about how to give you and your book the best possible chance when it comes to approaching literary agents.

Join two leading literary agents for this two-hour online masterclass in which you'll receive how-to advice on how to produce a covering letter, guidance on producing an attention-grabbing pitch, tips on writing a synopsis, and general insight into the role literary agents play for their authors. 

Thirty minutes will be made available for a Q&A, while all attendees have the opportunity to submit their covering letter to receive feedback from one of the participating agents. 

Submitting Your Covering Letter

This is an optional extra but must be submitted to writersandartists@bloomsbury.com by midnight 8th April. Please attach as a Word.doc or PDF and use the subject line 'Manuscript Submission Masterclass: Fiction'. Expect to receive feedback within 10 working days of the deadline. Any presentations will also be shared with attendees after the event.

Testimonials

‘It was so informative and it was good to hear two different voices.  There was no repetition, it stuck to time and, for me, I got a lot of useful information plus ideas about how to decide who to send my manuscript to.’ Karen S

‘A fantastic interactive event that is a must for anyone working on current manuscripts or who want begin their writing journey. It provides a great interactive platform with clear guidelines on how improve the craft.’ Nysha

‘Very good value for money. Two bona fide agents spilling the beans for 50 pounds.’ Narinder Kasi

“This online session was truly inclusive in that location and travel were no longer a barrier. […] packed full of tips and insights that both educated and inspired.’ Alison Mitchell

Schedule

18:00- 18:45: A how-to session on knowing when your novel is ready, finding the right agent and what to include in a submission package.

18:45-19:30: Advice on how to pitch your novel

7.30-8:00: Q&A 

This event is now sold out

Speaker profiles
Abi Fellows

Abi Fellowes joined The Good Literary Agency in March 2019 specifically to look for commercial as well as Children's and YA books. She works across both fiction and non-fiction. 

Before joining TGLA, Abi worked as a literary scout at Rosalind Ramsay Ltd for seven years. She has incredibly broad experience in the industry having been a literary agent at Georgina Capel Associates prior to becoming a scout and having also worked as a bookseller at Blackwell's and on the sales team at Faber and Faber.

Laura Williams

Laura Williams joined Greene & Heaton as an agent in 2018. She worked at Peters Fraser and Dunlop from 2011, after completing a degree in Classics at Oxford.

She is actively building a fiction list and a small non-fiction list. She is currently looking for literary fiction, edgy commercial fiction, psychological thrillers and high-concept contemporary young adult, as well as narrative non-fiction of all types. Her taste is quite dark, and she loves gothic, ghost stories, horror and anything sinister. She also loves books that make her cry, from big love stories to intense family dramas.

Booking & payment

The event fee of £50 (inc. VAT) is payable in full online. 

Please do contact us if you wish to discuss an instalment payment plan by calling 0207 631 5985 or by sending an email to writersandartists@bloomsbury.com.

Bursary places are also available for underrepresented writers.; details on how to apply here.

This is an online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided before the event start-date.

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