The workshop will take place on Friday 6 March 2020 from 19:00 till 21:30. Location to be announced.
Thinking of submitting your book? What do you need to do to give your work the best possible chance of getting published? Vanessa will explain the blueprint from keyboard to bookshelf. 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 how best to approach them.
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. Focused on the participants’ needs, Vanessa will establish what genre you are writing in at the start of the workshop – be ready to give her a short outline/pitch (around three sentences) on your book!
Publishing consultant and bestselling author, Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin is the founder of the multi award winning writing resources website www.writing.ie and runs The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy She is a literary scout for several Irish and UK agents and publishers, the Chair of Irish PEN and the Chair of the Irish Chapter of the Crime Writers Association . Vanessa also writes crime as Sam Blake: her bestselling Cat Connolly trilogy was published by Bonnier and in January 2020 Keep Your Eyes on Me, a psychological thriller described as ‘Strangers on a Train meets Dial M For Murder’ will be published by Corvus.Follow her @samblakebooks She is represented by Simon Trewin.