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How to get published: An event presented in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

Dates
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 18:00 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 20:15
Location
Online, via 'Writers and Artists Website'

After holding Sold Out events at the Open University offices of Edinburgh, London, Cardiff & Belfast, we are moving to an online incarnation of our successful pre-pandemic conference format. Which means business as usual, with a line-up of acclaimed authors, commissioning editors and literary agents on hand to offer tips on the creative process as well as invaluable insight into the world of publishing.

Held on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th October, this evening event includes talks on various aspects of the writing journey for both fiction and non-fiction from acclaimed authors, a networking lunch, and an informative interactive panel discussion with leading literary agents. Authors, Agents and Editors speaking on the 2 days include: Danielle Jawando; Angelique Tran Van Sang; Jess Whitlum-Cooper; Kirsty Logan; Hayley Steed and Abi Fellows

If you’re an aspiring writer a manuscript or non-fiction proposal that you are preparing to submit, or simply someone at the beginning of your writing journey, don’t miss out on what promises to be a day essential to taking your project that little bit closer to publication.

For bookings, please book via the 'writers and artists website'

Thursday 29th October

6pm: Introduction to the event (house-keeping rules, a bit about W&A, a bit about OU, and associated materials) 

6.15-7.15pm: Finding your voice as an author with Danielle Jawando 

7.15-8.15pm: The Book Commission process: talk/panel with: Angelique Tran Van Sang, Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury, Jess Whitlum-Cooper, Commissioning Editor at Headline 

Friday 30th October

6pm: Introduction to the event (house-keeping rules, a bit about W&A, a bit about OU, and associated materials) 

6.15-7.15pm: Establishing a sense of place with author Kirsty Logan 

7.15-8.15pm: From Submission to Publication: literary agent panel with Hayley Steed (Madeleine Milburn Agency) and Abi Fellowes (The Good Literary Agency)

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