Getting Published Month
Getting Published Month will be back in 2022
Our Getting Published Month in March 2021 connected our members to top agents and publishers through 12 live, online events.
Although these events are now over, replays of all sessions are now available exclusively for members.
Find out more about this special event below, or join now to watch all these and hundreds more on replay.
Your 2021 Speakers
Ask Us Anything About Publishing
There are more ways than ever to see your novel in print. But what one works for you and your book? Each route to publication has its pros and cons. This is your opportunity to ask Harry and Anna any questions you have about what route will work best for you and how to go about it.
Agent Match: How to Use It, with Harry Bingham
Agent Match is a huge database of literary agents with powerful tools for searching. We show you exactly how to run a useful search on AgentMatch – and show you how to generate your agent longlists and shortlists. (Clue: it probably takes you about 5-10 seconds to generate a useful agent longlist.)
Managing Expectations with Debi Alper
Every writer wants their stories to be read but the truth is that not everyone will be published. How do you balance dream and reality? This session will focus on what you can do to give your story the best chance of reaching readers, whether through a trade deal or self-publishing.
Applying for Funding and Entering Competitions
This session will cover how to apply for Arts Council funding as a writer – including an up to date look at the different available grant schemes as well as accessing alternative sources of funding. It will also cover tips for entering competitions, and uncover the ‘dos and don’ts’ of submitting prize winning entries.
Writing Your Elevator Pitch with Harry Bingham
How do you create the perfect elevator pitch? The summing-up of your book in only a few sentences. Being able to capture an agent or editor’s imagination in a short amount of words is a real skill; a good pitch can transform your writing journey. Learn from the king of elevator pitches, Harry Bingham, and have yours ready to show him in the chat!
Getting Ready for Publication with Helen Richardson
Full of industry insight and practical tips, this session shares effective strategies for publicity. Learn how to build your author brand, flex your contacts and utilise social media. Gain an understanding of publicity so you can write your own PR plan or get the most from working with your publicist.
Your Submission Package with Juliet Mushens and Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment
Spend an hour in the company of Juiet Mushens and Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment. Want to know what gets them interested? Have a question about your submission package? Want advice on how to make your work as noticeable as possible? This interactive event will allow you to put your questions to two leading industry experts.
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