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How To Get Published - York Literature Festival

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If you want to delve into the world of speculative fiction, learn from the best at our day of writing talks and panel discussions with bestselling authors, and literary agents.

Writers & Artists are back at York Literature Festival and have teamed up with Orbit Books, leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy, to bring you informative sessions on writing for the genre; key note speaker on subverting the normal in fiction; a networking drinks reception with the speakers; and informative and interactive panel discussion with leading literary agents.

Sat 24 March 2018, 09.30 - 17.00

How To Get Published - York Literature Festival

Schedule/Speaker profile(s)

Conference schedule:

09.00–09.30: Welcome coffee and tea
09.30–10.45: Session 1: Gripping your reader from the off: writing a compelling introduction to your world with author Claire North
10.45–11.00: Short break
11.00-12.15: Session 2: The Hero’s Journey: pacing and plotting your novel with author RJ Barker
12.15-13.25: Lunch
13.25-14.25: Subverting the normal in fiction with Ken MacLeod
14.25-15.50: How to submit your work to an agent: panel discussion with literary agents Danielle Zigner, Sandra Sawicka and Ed Wilson
15.50-17.00: Networking drinks

For a full conference outline and speaker profiles, please visit

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