How to Impress a Publisher (One Day Course at CityLit)

London Writers' Café
London Writers' Café
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City Lit

Keeley Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 4BA · London

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Hello everyone, CityLit have asked me to teach this course on what you need to think about and prepare for when submitting your work to agents and publishers.
In one day, I'll go through the process of submitting your work for publication and everything you'll need to have ready.
I'll cover knowing your market, finding the right agent for you, writing a professional cover letter and perfecting your synopsis but also answer all of your questions about how work is reviewed by publishers and what agents really want to see in submissions.

I thought this course might be of interest to all of you so I'm sharing it here.

They've asked me to cover the following:
- How to find the right agent for you.
- Identifying your genre and other books in the same market.
- An overview of the submission process.
- How to write a cover letter and synopsis.
- What publishing options are available?
- How to work with agents.

There will be a lot covered on the day and I'm looking forward to sharing my strategies. I plan for it to be a practical and informative day so come along ready to contribute your own ideas and learn from others.

It sold out the last time they ran this course so do book soon if you'd like a place! Booking now:

Tickets are £59 for the full day (10:30am - 4:30pm) ad you must book via CityLit website.

Cheers, Lisa

Outside of my role at LWC, I work in digital marketing and events for major publishers and book retailers: The New York Times, Waterstones, HarperCollins, Southbank Centre and Bloomsbury for the past 15 years. See more about my professional experience via LinkedIn:

Any questions, please post a comment below and I'll respond as soon as I can. This course is organised by CityLit so there may be some questions where you'll need to ask them but I'll do my best to answer!