Share your cover letter with Agent Lucy Morris of Curtis Brown for professional feedback and advice.
For this session, I've asked Lucy to review our cover letters in advance and share her feedback live with the group on the day. For anyone who was at our event with Lucy in September will know how helpful it is to have an agent's feedback on your submission.
Lucy will give live feedback on every letter submitted to this workshop. This is a great opportunity to get feedback from a a highly sought-after literary agent at one of the world's most successful agencies. For those of you working on a novel, I'd love to see you at this meetup (and so would Lucy as she's actively seeking new authors!).
I'll collate and print out all submissions but please use this layout:
Letter (please address it to Lucy):
NOTE: Anything not sent in the right format will be rejected and you may be denied access to this event. Send your submission to londonwriterscafe(at)gmail.com in a Word Document and use Times New Roman, 12pt font by 5pm on Friday, November 16th.
THINGS TO NOTE:
• Your novel can be of any genre as this is your chance to hear Lucy's feedback on your covering letter
• Your submission must be related to a work of fiction, ideally a novel
• Your letter must be 500 words or less
• Late submissions won't be accepted
More about Lucy Morris:
I joined the Curtis Brown Books Department in September 2014 from Bloomsbury Publishing. After three brilliant years working with Karolina Sutton, I am now covering Felicity Blunt's maternity leave and actively building my own list of reading group and accessible literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and memoir.
In fiction, I look for brilliant social observation and clever storytelling. I’m on the hunt for a great returning detective like Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie or Susie Steiner’s Manon Bradshaw. I’d also be keen to find some stylish suspense in the vein of Patricia Highsmith. Stories about families are guaranteed to pique my interest. I’m a huge fan of Liane Moriarty, and some other recent favourites include Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me, Tin Man by Sarah Winman, and Katherine Heiny’s outstanding short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow. Read more >
Curtis Brown represent authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre directors and designers, television and radio presenters and actors. See more > https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/section/about-us
Costs: £25.00, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP.
NOTE: Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions, and in the rare event of speakers cancelling, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent speaker.
Location: Star of Kings pub (upstairs room) is located just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross station. Please note that we will start promptly at 12:30pm.
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