Creative Industries Trafford have been running some excellent events for new and upcoming writers locally. I’ve been to several of their previous events and will be turning up for this one next week in my home town of Bolton. There are still places available – so book now if interested. Here’s their description:
How To Approach Literary Agents
7th July 2015 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The Gallery at St Georges, St George’s House St Georges Road, Bolton BL1 2DD
Join Juliet Pickering (Blake Friedmman Literary Agency) as she reveals how to approach literary agents and what writers can do to stand out from the slush pile – the stack of submitted books and proposals that appears on every agents’ desk or e-reader, waiting to be read.
Juliet will outline how to give your work has the best chance of succeeding, the agent will cover everything from drafting your cover letter, to writing a synopsis, to making sure your first three chapters are edited and ready to be seen. The best written submissions often go straight to the top of the pile, and the aim of this session is that yours should too.
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