MEET THE AGENTS: all-day event
Participants will have the opportunity to put bite-sized pitches onto a pitch board where the agents can have a look at it during the day. Index cards and instructions will be available on the spot.
10:00-12:15: Agents Lucy Morris from Curtis Brown, Tom Witcomb from Blake Friedmann, and Laura Williams from Greene & Heaton will talk about their work and experiences and the changing face of publishing today. There will be time for questions.
12:15-14:00: Lunch: Soup, vegetarian biryani, and dessert. Cost: 15 francs, order by March 9. Or bring your own picnic.
14:00-17:00: First Page readings and discussion. This is a fun (but heart-wrenching) opportunity to see what the agents and editors think of the first page of your manuscript! Attendees may come with their first page, which is put into a box with all the other first pages. Each one is read aloud anonymously. At any point in the reading, the agents indicate whether they would continue or discontinue reading the work if they'd received it in the mail. Then they discuss why. First pages are chosen randomly and we may or may not get through all of them. Bring your A4 double-spaced 12pt first page to the event. Please do not put your name on it. First pages that do not follow guidelines will not be read out.
17:00-18:00: Potluck reception. Time to talk with each other and get to know the agents. Agents announce favorite pitches from pitch board. Please bring finger food or drinks.
PLEASE ORDER YOUR LUNCH AT THE SAME TIME!
Payments can be made online or in cash on the day