Manuscript Submission Masterclass: Non-Fiction

9th June 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Online

This masterclass isn’t about writing craft, it's about how to give you and your writing 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 writing a chapter outline for your non-fiction project, producing an attention-grabbing pitch, 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.

During this event agents will explore the non-fiction marketplace in order to help you assess whether your book is something readers (and publishers!) are looking for, as well as an in-depth look at whether the proposal holds just as much importance initially as the writing.

Submitting Your Covering Letter

This is an optional extra but must be submitted to writersandartists@bloomsbury.com by midnight 10th June. 

Please attach as a Word.doc or PDF and use the subject line 'Manuscript Submission Masterclass: Non-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 

Agents to be confirmed shortly

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.

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.

Location

Online

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