Date with an Agent 25 May 2019
Calling All Aspiring Authors!
If you’re looking for a literary agent and LOTS of sound advice on how to get your book into print or your script to the screen, put Date With An Agent and the associated Getting Published Conference on 25th May 2019 in your diary now!
The International Literature Festival Dublin and Writing.ie are inviting SIX top literary and screen agents and two top London editors to Smock Alley Theatre on Saturday 25th May to explain exactly how the publishing industry works, and what you need to do to make it work for you. Also hear from three debut novelists how they got their deals and how things happened for them. This time next year it could be you joining our experts on stage!
We’re changing the format a tiny bit this year with each agent having 10 one-to-one meetings with prospective authors. Send us sample of your work (closing date 1st April 2019) and you could be selected to meet with an agent. Each agent will meet 10 writers whose work they will receive in advance. Whether you are writing for children or adults, whether your book is speculative fiction, women’s fiction, non fiction or literary fiction, or you’re writing a TV or film script we have an agent for you!
For the first time we are inviting screen script submissions and are very excited to be joined by Ellen Gallagher from Casarotto Ramsey, an agency that does not accept open submissions from new writers – this is an incredible opportunity to get your work seen by them.
All submissions to the open call will be read by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin and the Inkwell team who are Ireland’s leading literary scouts and always on the lookout for new talent. The script and screen submissions will be read by experts in the area with the final 10 selected by BBC Script Editor Kieran Grimes who works regularly with Inkwell in this area.
What are you waiting for?!