Meet the literary agent: Madeleine Milburn

  • March 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Super agent Madeleine Milburn, of the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, will be coming to advise on how to 'hook' an agent. Whoop! Madeleine spoke at LWC last year and had us all buzzing for months with her wisdom and positivity. I'm delighted that she's agreed to come back for a second round.

In this talk, Madeleine will explain all aspects of how to query an agent (in the UK). From crafting the right covering letter for your work, composing an attention-grabbing synopsis, formatting your chapters and more. It promises to be a hugely informative, salient and encouraging evening.

Come prepared with questions too as we'll have the usual Q&A session so you can ask her anything about the submission process, agenting or publishing. Please read Madeleine's submission guidelines so you're familiar with the type of authors she represents.

Writers of all stages, abilities and forms are welcome to join this talk as Madeleine's advice is invaluable for all writers, not just those with nearly completed manuscripts.

More about Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency:

The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is a top Literary Agency based in the UK with a reputation for launching new writers internationally.  The Agency has a long-term vision and an international plan for each author, negotiating significant deals with publishers in the UK, the US and foreign markets. The Agency also works to option Film & TV rights to leading production companies and film studios.

Hopefully that covers everything you'll need to know but for any burning questions, please email us.

Costs: £10 per person; please pay by PayPal when you RSVP.

Location: The Shooting Star is less than 5mins walk from Liverpool Street station, on the central Line. See google maps for details.

Take the Bishopsgate exit from the main rail concourse, cross the road, turn left at Dirty Dicks pub onto Middlesex Street. The pub is about 100 metres down on the right-hand side, past Nandos, and we meet in the function room downstairs from 7pm.

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  • Tasha K.

    The talk was great: thank you Lisa. If I get your cold though, Jay, it may well be the motive for a murder story...

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Jay

      No chance of that. A cold is a virus you wont contract unless I kiss you.... Now wouldn't THAT be a story!

      1 · March 20, 2013

    • Jay

      And I didn't sneeze once.

      March 20, 2013

  • Jay

    Well worth the money. I am so glad I braved the weather and ignored my cold to attend. In a word- Priceless.

    March 19, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Another excellent evening. Thank you Lisa for organising it! I'm going to have another go at getting an agent....

    March 19, 2013

  • Victoria

    Really informative and definitely glad I came. Feel very motivated to finish my MS and submit!

    2 · March 19, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Thanks everyone from coming along last night! Such a great turnout and I hope you all went away informed, motivated or reassured. Cheers!

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • JT

    Really enjoyed listening to Madeleine. She has inspired me to work harder at completing my book. I told her what I was writing and she encouraged me to send in my submission!! Now I just have to finish the book and write an enticing cover letter and proper synopsis!! Thanks Lisa for organizing this great meetup!!

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lisa
    So thrilled to have attended meet the agent. Madeleine was really lovely and I will be sending my submission.
    Thank you, I look forward to attending more great meets!
    Colleen

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies, too unwell

    March 18, 2013

  • Ruth

    Please make this place available to someone else

    March 18, 2013

  • Ruth

    I'm so sorry for late notice, sudden crisis this end means I won't be able to get to the event for 7, so if anyone on the waiting list can take my place, please do!

    March 18, 2013

  • Annie M.

    I'd love to reclaim my place if it's still available, but understand that I have to go to the back of the queue!! Bu**ers cancelled the work meeting that had caused me to cancel this one!!

    March 18, 2013

  • mary c.

    Hi Lisa, Really sorry I'm working late tonight and can't make it.

    March 18, 2013

  • Tasha K.

    I'll be there.

    March 18, 2013

  • Cindy Pace D.

    Lisa I am so sorry for the late notice but I am stuck working late tonight and won't be able to come.

    March 18, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Hi folks - sorry but no refunds unless the event is cancelled. This is stated in the policy when you pay. However, I'm happy to add you to an upcoming event in exchange. Please email if you would like to book something else. Thanks, Lisa.

    March 18, 2013

  • Sophie M.

    Hi Lisa, I'm afraid I cannot make it this evening due to illness. I hope someone else can take my place! Sophie

    March 18, 2013

  • Ashok

    Hi Lisa, I'm sorry but something has come up and I got to cancel. It'll be great if you arrange a refund otherwise I can use the money at another meetup. Ashok

    March 18, 2013

  • Amit

    Lisa, I have changed the RSVP and hopefully someone waiting is able to take it up. Thanks and Apologies as it came sudden.

    March 18, 2013

  • Amit

    Sorry, unable to make it due to family. Apologies for this.

    March 18, 2013

  • Andrew John G.

    I am not going to be able to make it tonight so my space is free for anyone waiting

    March 18, 2013

  • Maeve

    Hi Lisa, I'm really sorry for the short notice. I am no longer able to attend. I am involved in two training programmes this week and must prepare content and assignments each evening. Please offer my place to someone on your waiting list Thanks x

    March 17, 2013

  • JT

    Thanks Lisa for adding me, so glad I got a place. I've paid via pay pal, see you on Monday!

    March 17, 2013

  • Sandra N.

    I would love to know any literary agent ready to accept manuscripts. Wish there were still spots to attend. Need to know of good Publishers who also accept manuscripts too. Would love to get published by great folks .

    March 17, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hi Lisa, I just saw that I made it onto the yes from the waiting list, but I'm no longer able to attend. I've changed my RSVP, but I just want to mention it to you as well so that someone else who is hoping to go, is able to. It sounds wonderful!

    March 17, 2013

  • Heidi B.

    Hi Lisa, I can't make this any more sadly so do give my slot to someone else. See you on the 25th! Heidi

    March 17, 2013

  • John R.

    Hi to all at the London Writer's Cafe. For somebody like me who might not get to attend too often It's a great opportunity to meet like minded people. As an author struggling to be recognized I think your club does great work. It lifts my spirits to think somebody cares enough to invite an experienced agent whom we can all listen to, and all, at a very reasonable price. Well done everybody. JPR

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Hi all
    If you'd like to attend but don't have paypal, post here and I'll add you and you can pay on the night. Cheers, L

    January 25, 2013

    • Roy B.

      Hello Lisa, I've also joined the waiting list. I'll opt to pay by cash on the night if availability opens up. Thank you :)

      1 · March 13, 2013

    • JT

      Hey Lisa. if a spot opens up on the waiting list,(I am on the waiting list) please add me and I can pay either you by cash or online, I just would like to attend!!:-)Thanks!

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Goran Baba A.

    Hi Lisa,
    I would like to attend the meeting with Madeleine Milburn. But i can't pay by paypal or online. Is there another way to pay and register? Thanks! Goran

    March 5, 2013

    • Goran Baba A.

      Thanks Lisa! I would appreciate it. There were 2 free places this morning when I tried.

      March 5, 2013

    • Goran Baba A.

      Dear Lisa, can you put me on the list please? I'll pay at the door. I hope that's possible. Thanks! Goran

      March 9, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    If it helps, meetup now do a free app where you can change your RSVP on the go. Download it here:
    http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/ Cheers, L

    February 27, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Hi all All of you who are paying on the night, please make sure you let me know if you cannot attend by email or on here - and before the event starts! - because it's not fair on our community (and me) if you just don't show up. Thanks, Lisa

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Amit

    Hi Lisa,
    Could you add me as well. I will pay on the night. Thanks

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Robert Mc C.

    Hi Lisa,
    Like a few others could I please be added to the list and pay on the night?
    Thank you, Robert.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Deborah

    Hi Lisa, please could you put me on the list? I'll pay on the night. Many thanks, Deborah

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Madeline P.

    Looking forward to it very much. Madeline Parsons

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Melissa H.

    Hi Lisa, sorry but I will no longer be able to make this event as somethings come up. Look forward to attending one soon! Mel

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Johanna

    Hi Lisa, Could you please add me and I will pay on the night? Thanks!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Francesca

    Hello..I am desperately looking for a good copy editor for my book. Could anyone advice on an editor that they have used? I d very appreciate some recommendation! You can email me to lombardo125 at gmail.com thank you so much Francesca

    January 11, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Francesa, many of our sponsors offer this service and you get discounts if you mention our name. Also, have you checked out the http://www.sfep.org.u...­? or I'd recommend The Literary Consultancy or The Book Analyst for quality editing. Best, Lisa

      January 14, 2013

    • Annie M.

      Leone Ross has been offering special rates. She heads up creative writing at Roehampton and is brilliant. Worth getting in touch and chatting with her.

      February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going, too good to miss really.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    I would love to attend, I have paypal, is there a link?

    February 18, 2013

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