This is the year you get your book published

This is the year you get your book published

Your new writing year starts now! 

2022 is a blank page. What will you fill yours with? In this newsletter, we have ideas for how to finish and publish a book this year, including events happening this week and new tutored courses starting soon. Let’s do this!  

TUTORED COURSES: Writing for Children with Eleanor Hawken (10% discount for members) 

Starting 4 February 2022. If you’d like to learn how to write books for young people alongside an experienced tutor and a small class of other writers, this online tutored course is getting rave reviews from alumni. Booking open now – spaces limited.  


This week at Jericho Writers: 

MEMBER EVENTS: How to Hit Story Beats and ZOOM events this week (Member exclusive) 

We’re kicking off the year with two live events this week. Join bestselling author Emma Cooper for an informal session covering the all-important story beat on 5 January. And join our Member ZOOM call on 6 January with your writing goals for the year and questions on how to make them happen.  


BURSARY: Self-Edit Your Novel Course  

We‚Äôve opened a new window for underrepresented writers to apply for a free place on our ever-popular self-editing course with Debi Alper and Emma Darwin. The deadline is 28 Feb ‚Äì don’t miss it! ¬†


OPEN EVENT: The Crazy Busy Cure with Zena Everett

Members and non-members alike are invited to end a busy January with this popular masterclass by Zena Everett, author of Amazon category best-seller The Crazy Busy Cure. Zena will help you to understand what (or who!) is getting in your way, and you’ll leave with fresh ideas to be more productive, inspired & focused. Tell your writer friends!  


BLOG: How to Find Inspiration for Your Writing  

We want to help you kick off the new year with some new ideas; so, alongside our January events, take a look at our blogs for plenty of inspiration. If this January is a blank page for you in more ways than one, look no further.  


SPOTLIGHT ON: Leticia Gomez from Savvy Literary 

“I firmly believe that everybody has a story inside of them that’s just itching to get out, so don’t ignore that feeling.” 


How to end the year with a publishing deal 

This time last year, I had a draft of a book I didn‚Äôt think would ever see the light of day. One year later, that same book¬†is due to be published with Simon & Schuster in just sixteen(!) days’ time. ¬†

Granted, this is an accelerated publishing schedule, but it shows that it absolutely can happen. Set those goals sky high, roll up those sleeves and get ready to work. Here’s how you could be writing this segment in next year’s newsletter:

1) Write and edit your book to be the best it possibly can be. If you’re starting the new year with just an idea, set yourself clear word-count goals. If you’ve got a draft that needs some work, check out our advice on self-editing, or bring in an expert to quicken the process.

2) Start submitting to agents. Use AgentMatch to narrow down your shortlist and use our guidance to create a stellar submission pack. Remember, members get free query letter feedback with Expert Member Advice, so be sure to use that!  

3) Stay motivated. Putting our work out there always involves rejection. Keep imposter syndrome at bay and keep learning from feedback and putting that advice into action. Whilst you wait, start writing that second book – future you will thank you! 

4) Sign with an agent and land that deal. Signing with an agent isn’t the end of the work. In fact, it’s just the beginning! Learn about the process of what happens after you sign with an agent with the Getting Published Video course.  

Of course, if you’re self-publishing, then you can control your own schedule from start to finish. We have a great new tutored course starting soon to help with this, or you can try working through the exercises in our Introduction to Self-Publishing video course.  

Whatever your goals are for this year, you’ve got this! 

Sarah J 

Plus, don’t miss:¬†

NEW 1-2-1s Available in January (10% member discount) 

We’ve got some brand-new agents on our roster this month, including Alice Williams, Yasmin Kane (Kane Literary) and Deirdre Power (Curtis Brown)! Check out their wishlists and book now for personalised feedback.¬†

Six-Week Creative Non-Fiction Course with Sam Jordison


Define your idea and find your own voice to communicate your story with this Creative Non-Fiction course with author, journalist, and publisher Sam Jordison. The perfect new project for the new year!

Full Manuscript Assessment (10% member discount)  

Give your manuscript the best chance of succeeding with detailed editorial feedback from a professional book editor.

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