First Page Pitch and Getting Published Cork 25th April 2020

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Join us at the Central Library in Cork as part of The Cork World Book Festival for a day of publishing tips and feedback.

Thinking of submitting your book? What do you need to do to give your work the best possible chance of getting published? Is it ready to go? Vanessa and her colleagues will be able to tell you!

The Not So Secret Agents

City Library, Grand Parade: Saturday, April 27th, 10am to 11.30am, free

Meet the Agents: Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin will chat to two London based literary agents about their role, the current market and what everyone is looking for at the moment. Booking Essential

First Page Pitch

City Library, Grand Parade: Saturday, April 28th, 12pm to 1pm, free

Ten selected authors will read their first page (approx 300 words) to the agents and the room. Agents will give their feedback the winner will receive a selection of books. To enter, email your first page to The top 10 writers will be notified ahead of the day. Booking Essential.

From Blank Page to Bookshelf: How to Get Published

City Library, Grand Parade: Saturday, April 28th, 2pm to 3.30pm, free

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin will find out from the room what everyone is working on and tailor a workshop to their needs. As Ireland’s leading literary scout she has placed bestselling and award winning authors and can help writers at every stage of their career.

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Vanessa will explains the blueprint from keyboard to bookshelf.  Vanessa is the founder of and runs Inkwell Writers’ Workshops. She is a literary scout for several Irish and UK agents and publishers. Vanessa will discuss exactly what the industry is looking for – what’s hot and what’s not – and how best to submit your work. She will show you what you need to do to attract a publisher and build your author platform – and explain exactly what that is.

This workshop will give you concrete ways to improve your pitch, ideas on where to submit and give you a thorough understanding of how the business works in a relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can ask all those tricky questions.

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