[PAST EVENT] MASTERCLASS: Sending Your Work into the World: What Agents Want? How to Give it to Them and How to Deal with the Aftermath, with Beth Miller

Fri, 3 March 2023
4.30pm – 6.30pm
£20 (£16 Concessions)

You’ve finished your novel, memoir or non-fiction proposal and polished it to within an inch of its life. Congratulations, that’s a huge achievement! Now it’s time to send it out into the publishing world to agents and editors.  How can you ensure that your submission is as good as it possibly can be before you hit the send button? In this session Beth will cover just about everything you need to know: from researching agents and publishers, writing the dreaded synopsis, tricky query letter and perfect pitch, to handling the inevitable rejections. She’ll also talk a little on how to handle success when it comes your way. 

About the writers

Beth Miller is the author of six novels, including the bestselling The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright (2020). Her most recent novel, The Woman Who Came Back to Life (2022), will be published in seven languages. She has also published two non-fiction books. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Brighton University, and teaches creative writing at various places including for Arvon. She also works as a writing mentor and book coach.

Who is this event for?

Suitable for writers preparing to submit.

About Writers’ Week

Writer’s Week is a week of online events for writers at all stages navigating how we work, what we cover, and the support we need for our writing lives to thrive. See the full schedule and information about a weekly ticket here.

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Please note, we are unable to refund tickets to this event.