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It’s very difficult these days to get your manuscript—or even a synopsis and first chapter—read by a publisher or agent. Here is a chance to get feedback on your work and pitch your manuscript to an agent in a one-day workshop. You will get direct feedback on your own work, and learn from the feedback given to others, and by contributing to that yourself. When you —later— submit your work to a publisher or agent, it will no doubt help your chances of being read if the work has been through this process with a publishing professional.
There will be a limit of 10 participants. You must be a member to apply. If you are not a member you can join to apply. Your work can be fiction or non-fiction—in long-form. Not short stories or poems.
The workshop will begin with an introduction by Pippa. Then each participant will have half an hour of direct feedback on their own work. There will be time for questions about publishing and likely markets for the book under discussion, and about the work itself—how to improve the synopsis and the opening of the first chapter, etc. Other participants will be invited to comment. Thus, all participants will be able to learn from the feedback on all sessions.
You need to submit the following in one (1) PDF file to NEWC by 30 September 2012:
DATE: Saturday 27 October, 9:30 am—3:55 pm.
COST: $80 (Members only, anyone who is not already a member can join NEWC to become eligible to do this workshop)
Pippa Masson is an agent at Curtis Brown and has worked there for over 11 years. She represents a wide variety of authors in many genres: from commercial to literary, adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s picture books and novels and illustrated gift books. Her clients include Nick Earls, Scot Gardner, James Phelan, Matt Nable, Freya Blackwood and Libby Gleeson as well as countless others! Curtis Brown is Australia’s biggest and oldest literary agency
All workshops must be booked and paid for in advance. For information about the program or to book for events:
Phone (02) 6772 7210 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWC membership entitles you to do the workshop at the reduced member rate.
You can become a member when you book a workshop. Our annual membership fees are:
|Adults:||$30.00 including GST|
|Students (tertiary):||$20.00 including GST|
|Students (under 18):||$15.00 including GST|
Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at the New England Writers' Centre (NEWC), in the Neighbourhood Centre, 129 Rusden Street, Armidale (between the Council Building and the Town Hall).
During opening hours and workshops, access is through the Cinders Lane car park (first door on left, in the corridor).
There is a one-hour parking restriction in the Cinders Lane carpark.
The New England Writers' Centre is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.