Once you’ve finished polishing your manuscript, the next step is to submit it to agents and publishers. But it’s hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready for that step – an opinion from an expert is invaluable. In this consultation, you’ll be given feedback on your work and whether or not it’s ready to submit. You’ll also have the chance to discuss where your work fits into the current marketplace and be able to talk about what your next steps should be.
Supported by Faber Writing Academy
Date: Friday 26 August (manuscript sample submissions must be received by Friday 5 August) Time: Each session is 20 minutes. Sessions run between 9.30am – 1pm Where: Byron Writers Festival office, 2/58 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay Cost: $95 members and $105 non-members
Typed, 12 point and double spaced
20-pages or two chapters of your manuscript (whichever is the shorter). Preferably continuous and from the beginning of your manuscript.
A brief synopsis (no more than a page) along with genre, intended readership and examples of competing and complementary titles.
Please note Annette is unable to give feedback on sci-fi, children’s books or poetry.
About the Publisher
Annette Barlow has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years, in bookshops, in sales, in editorial and for over 20 years as a publisher. Her list comprises fiction titles, including the twice Miles Franklin-winner Alex Miller and many successful writers of commercial fiction such as Kate Morton, Fleur MacDonald, Minette Walters and Tony Jones. Her nonfiction titles are mostly memoir and include Jessica Rowe, Mary-Rose MacColl and Eddie Ayres. Annette is the publisher responsible for the annually awarded The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. She also teaches Faber Writing Academy’s Getting Published course.