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February 2017

1:1 Agent Pitching Evening (Greenwich Writers)

The Guard House Woolwich

Mon 27 February 2017, 7pm - 11pm

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

Lucy Morris from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Lucy is...

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

Lucy Morris from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Lucy is interested in a range of literature, including narrative non-fiction, and literary/commercial crossover and book club fiction. She'd also love to find some brilliant stay-up-all-night suspense in the vein of Patricia Highsmith. She's looking for great storytelling, compelling plots and unexpected voices. She finds it hard to resist a South American setting and I particularly love working with debut novelists.

Before applying, your novel should be complete (or very near to) and polished so it is ready to send out to agents. Please ensure that your novel falls in to genres mentioned above. Lucy does not represent children's books of any kind.

Please send your query letter, synopsis, and first three chapters to andrew@greenwichwriters.com by no later than Monday, February 13th, 2017.

There are limited spots available and we'll operate on a first come first served basis, so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you're not lucky enough to get a spot, drop me a message and I can add you to the waiting list in case of a cancellation. Please keep an eye on the group as we've more events planned.

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British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest

More Creative Writing

The Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester

Mon 13 February 2017 - Mon 27 March 2017, 10.30-12.30

More Creative Writing

Mondays, 13 February - 27 March (except 20 March), 10.30am - 12.30pm, £65 / £35 for 6 sessions.
Tutor: Fiona Linday
For those wishing to explore and practise creative writing techniques to inspire their own writing, including poetry, plays, scripts, short stories and songs.

March 2017

1:1 Agent Pitching Evening (Greenwich Writers)

The Guard House Woolwich

Wed 1 March 2017, 7pm - 11pm

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

*PLEASE READ IN FULL BEFORE SIGNING UP*

This particular evening will see two agents from DHH Lit join us, here at GW. Please note that, although they're on separate listings, you may not pitch to both agents. You must choose the one that is best suited for your novel. Hannah and...

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

*PLEASE READ IN FULL BEFORE SIGNING UP*

This particular evening will see two agents from DHH Lit join us, here at GW. Please note that, although they're on separate listings, you may not pitch to both agents. You must choose the one that is best suited for your novel. Hannah and Harry will share with each other, if they feel an idea is more suited to the other.

Harry Illingworth from the DHH Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Harry loves genre fiction and would love to find a novel with crossover appeal. He is also open to YA, although it must have adult crossover appeal. He loves science fiction and fantasy of all kinds, especially gritty and epic, and is looking for speculative fiction and strong high-concept crime / thrillers with an original narrative and voice. More than anything, he wants to be entertained, but a strong writing style is essential. Some of his favourite authors include Joe Abercrombie, Pierce Brown, Anthony Ryan, Emily St. John Mandel, Cormac McCarthy and Ted Chiang.

Before applying, your novel should be complete (or very near to) and polished so it is ready to send out to agents. Please ensure that your novel falls in to genres mentioned above.

Please send your query letter, synopsis, and first three chapters to andrew@greenwichwriters.com ASAP and by no later than Monday, February 13th, 2017 at the very latest.

There are limited spots available and we'll operate on a first come first served basis, so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you're not lucky enough to get a spot, drop me a message and I can add you to the waiting list in case of a cancellation. Please keep an eye on the group as we've more events planned.

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1:1 Agent Pitching Evening (Greenwich Writers)

The Guard House Woolwich

Wed 1 March 2017, 7pm - 11pm

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

*PLEASE READ IN FULL BEFORE SIGNING UP*

This particular evening will see two agents from DHH Lit join us, here at GW. Please note that, although they're on separate listings, you may not pitch to both agents. You must choose the one that is best suited for your novel. Hannah and...

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

*PLEASE READ IN FULL BEFORE SIGNING UP*

This particular evening will see two agents from DHH Lit join us, here at GW. Please note that, although they're on separate listings, you may not pitch to both agents. You must choose the one that is best suited for your novel. Hannah and Harry will share with each other, if they feel an idea is more suited to the other.

Hannah Sheppard from the DHH Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Hannah represents authors across children’s fiction (from 9+ including teen and YA but no picture books) and a small number of adult fiction authors (her main interests are thrillers and romance). She likes stories that push the boundaries, have a strong voice and, often, a dark edge – although she’d love to find a great contemporary romance too.?

Before applying, your novel should be complete (or very near to) and polished so it is ready to send out to agents. Please ensure that your novel falls in to genres mentioned above.

Please send your query letter, synopsis, and first three chapters to andrew@greenwichwriters.com ASAP and by no later than Monday, February 13th, 2017 at the very latest.

There are limited spots available and we'll operate on a first come first served basis, so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you're not lucky enough to get a spot, drop me a message and I can add you to the waiting list in case of a cancellation. Please keep an eye on the group as we've more events planned.

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The David Cohen Prize for Literature

London

Wed 1 March 2017 - Fri 31 March 2017 (date unconfirmed)

Awarded biennially, this £40,000 prize recognises a lifetime’s achievement in literature, honouring a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland. The winner of the prize is nominated and selected by a panel of judges comprising authors, literary critics and academics. No shortlist is announced. The John S. Cohen Foundation finances the prize and the...

Awarded biennially, this £40,000 prize recognises a lifetime’s achievement in literature, honouring a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland. The winner of the prize is nominated and selected by a panel of judges comprising authors, literary critics and academics. No shortlist is announced. The John S. Cohen Foundation finances the prize and the Arts Council England provides a further £12,500 for the Clarissa Luard Award, which the winner of the David Cohen Prize awards to a literature organisation that supports young writers or an individual writer under the age of 35. Founded 1991.

British poet-playwright, Tony Harrison, was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature 2015.

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King's Lynn Fiction Festival

Town Hall King's Lynn

Fri 10 March 2017 - Sun 12 March 2017

This year's writers coming to this friendly and informal festival include Louis de Bernieres, Rachel Hore, Carol Birch, Stephen Jarvis, John Lucas, DJ Taylor, Jemma Wayne. Readings, interviews and discussions all in the wonderful historic Town Hall of King's Lynn.

1:1 Agent Pitching Evening (Greenwich Writers)

The Guard House Woolwich

Wed 29 March 2017, 7pm - 11pm

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

Catherine Cho from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Before...

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

Catherine Cho from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Before applying, your novel should be complete (or very near to) and polished so it is ready to send out to agents. Please ensure that your novel falls in to genres mentioned above.

Please send your query letter, synopsis, and first three chapters to andrew@greenwichwriters.com by no later than Monday, March 13th, 2017.

There are limited spots available and we'll operate on a first come first served basis, so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you're not lucky enough to get a spot, drop me a message and I can add you to the waiting list in case of a cancellation. Please keep an eye on the group as we've more events planned.

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