Monday, 10 March 2014

Dublin Writers Festival Date With An Agent - Deadline 27th March


The Dublin Writers Festival Date With An Agent is Ireland’s largest talent-spotting event. They are looking for 60 top quality authors to pitch their work to 5 leading literary agents keen to sign new talent.

To be in with a chance to take part, you must submit the first 10,000 words of your book in hard copy with a 1,000 word synopsis, a 500 word author biography and the completed Application Form N.B A €10 entry fee  will also be required – please ensure that ONLY your book title is on the pages of your submission as all applications will be judged anonymously.

Submissions to the event will be assessed by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin and a team of consultants from The Inkwell Group. Experienced literary scouts Inkwell have assisted award winning and bestselling authors to publication and will be reading every application, matching the selected authors in each category to agents:
Faith O’Grady of the Lisa Richards Agency (general and commercial fiction)
Simon Trewin, Partner and Head of Literary at WME (literary & short fiction)
Madeleine Milburn, Madeleine Milburn Literary TV & Film Agency (crime fiction)
Sallyanne Sweeney of Mulcahy Associates (young adult)
Polly Nolan of the Greenhouse Literary Agency (picture books up to middle grade)

Please staple the synopsis and chapters together firmly, and the Application Form and author biography together seperately from the chapters. The closing date for applications is midnight on 27th March, please ensure you allow sufficient time for delivery. Items postmarked up to 26th March will be accepted.

N.B. You may also be required to supply additional material.

Successful applicants will take part in a full day workshop, (inclusive of lunch and all refreshments, this will cost €50 ). Two places will be subsidised by writing.ie for the unwaged and will be available at a 50% discount.

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