20 – 29 May


Date With An Agent 2018 - Applications

Smock Alley Theatre
€10 per submission. Successful applicants will be invited to attend full-day event at cost of €60.

Have you got a bestseller up your sleeve? If you’re a writer looking for a literary agent and LOTS of sound advice on to get your book into print, put Date With An Agent and the associated Getting Published Conference in your diary now!

The International Literature Festival Dublin and Writing.ie are inviting 5 top literary agents and 3 top London publishers to Smock Alley Theatre on Saturday 26th May to explain exactly how the publishing industry works, and what you need to do to make it work for you.

Send us sample of your work (closing date 26th March 2018) and you could be selected to participate in an intimate workshop with an agent specialising in your genre. In the one hour workshop the agent will discuss writing a synopsis and pitching your work, answer questions and give you a personal insight into the business. Each agent will receive the work of the 15 writers they will meet in their workshop in advance.

Five authors from each workshop will go on to have one-to-one meetings with the agents.

All submissions to the open call will be read by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin and the Inkwell team who are Ireland’s leading literary scouts and always on the lookout for new talent. What are you waiting for?!