20 – 29 May


The How To Get Published Day

Saturday, 20 May
Smock Alley Theatre

Get the inside track on how publishing works and what you need to do to make your submission a success with five of London’s top literary agents: Simon Trewin of WME; Polly Nolan of The Greenhouse Literary Agency; Sallyanne Sweeney from Mulcahy Associates; James Wills from Watson Little Ltd, and Millie Hoskins of United Agents. Find out what's hot and what's not in today's publishing industry, what you need to do to make your work stand out and discover the most commonly made mistakes and how to avoid them!

In conjunction with Date With An Agent this intensive one day conference is facilitated by literary scout, agent, publishing consultant and best-selling author (writing as Sam Blake) Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin of Writing.ie.

10.00–11.30 Beating the Slush Pile
11.30–12.00 Break
12.00–13.30 Inside Publishing: All About Contracts
13.30–14.30 Break for lunch
14.30–15.30 Inside the Agency: Agents Panel
15.30–16.30 Inside Publishing: All About Editing
16.30–17.30 Creating Your Own Opportunities with best-selling authors Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard in conversation with Sam Blake.

Please note: all candidates who are shortlisted for a Date with An Agent will be contacted directly about their scheduled Agent Workshops and one-on-one Date with an Agent.

Presented in association with The Inkwell Group and Writing.ie