Last year, our Date With An Agent initiative drew submissions from talented writers all over the world and culminated in an information-packed event at Dublin Castle. This year – again in association with The Inkwell Group and Writing.ie – Ireland’s largest ever literary talent-spotting initiative returns, poised to discover the stars of the future. We held an open submission call for writers to submit work - from the many hundreds submitted, 75 writers have been selected by the Inkwell team to meet with our agents. This year we also have a limited number of tickets available to the rest of the day for writers not yet ready to pitch or who just want to find out more about how the business works. With an agent panel, an editor author discussion and an editorial panel, as well as Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin discussing what to submit, how and who too, if you want to get published this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity.
Participating agents: Simon Trewin, Partner and Head of Literary at WME London; Clare Wallace, Literary Agent at Darley Anderon Literary, TV and Film Agency; Sallyanne Sweeney Literary Agent at Mulcahy Associates, London; Julia Churchill, Literary Agent at AM Heath, London and Paul Feldstein of The Feldstein Agency.
Schedule/ Running Order
10.00 – 11.30 Agent Panel with Q&A
Pitching begins (for those who have submitted work and were shortlisted)
12.00 – 13.30 Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin on Getting Published (for those who have not submitted work)
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.40 – 15.40 Puffin Ireland editor Claire Hennessy and debut author David Rudden discuss the editorial process with Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin
15.45 – 16.45 Editorial Panel : Patricia Deevy of Penguin Random House and Paula Campbell of Poolbeg Press discuss what editors are looking for and how increase your chances of success. 16.45 Wrap