This year, running in conjunction with Date With An Agent, The International Literature Festival Dublin is running a full one day conference focusing on Getting Published. Bringing in experts from the world of publishing we will demystify the process and explain what makes a successful submission.
10am – 11.15: Agent Panel
Five of London and Dublin's top agents discuss what it takes to make it and what the market is looking for.
• Simon Trewin, Partner at WME London
• Sallyanne Sweeney of Mulcahy Associates
• Polly Nolan of The Greenhouse Literary Agency
• James Wills of Watson, Little Literary Agency
• Faith O'Grady, Lisa Richards Agency
11.15 – 11.45: Coffee
Meet and mingle with the agents and other participants
12.00: Agent Dates
Commence for 75 selected authors who have previously submitted their work for the Date with an Agent pitching sessions. This will run parralel with the Getting Published conference and is not open to the public.
12.00 - 13.00: Getting Published: Successful Submissions
Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin explains your crucial submission package, what to include and what to leave out and how to best get noticed. Explaining the Irish and international publishing market she will also cover how a publishing deal works including contacts, advances and royalties, what is expected of the author and what to expect from the publisher. Do you need an agent? What are your publishing options? How do you make it happen?
Soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee
Three editors discuss the editing process, what it is, how it works and how you can make your manuscript sing. Alison Walsh: previously of editor with HarperCollins, Orion and Gill & Macmillan, literary journalist at the Sunday Independent, author of a memoir, In My Mother's Shoes, and a novel, All That I Leave Behind. Her second novel will be published in autumn 2016. Sarah Liddy: Editor at Gill, previously of Mercier Press Patricia Deevy, Editorial Director Penguin Ireland.
15.00-16.00 All About the Screen
How to get your story concept into TV and film Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin with TV and film scout Eilish Kent and script consultant and editor Kieran Grimes
16.00-17.00 Finding The Path to Success
Three authors discuss their very different routes to success - from a blog to a book, from self publishing to the NYTimes bestseller list, from an MFA to a film deal, they will show how they did it. Alana Kirk (Daughter, Mother, Me), Hazel Gaynor (The Girl From the Savoy), Dave Rudden (The Knights of the Borrowed Dark)
17.00 Event closes
Presented in association with The Inkwell Group and Writing.ie.