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Thursday 4th July 2019

Writing to an Agent: Workshopping the Submission Letter

The second part of Felicity’s special training workshops will follow on from this morning with a masterclass on workshopping the submission letter. This fun, inspiring and practical workshop covers what a literary agent does, how to write a great submission letter and make sure agents want to open your manuscript. The submissions letter is the first example of your writing an agent will ever read, so getting it right is make or break. From dissecting the DNA of the perfect letter to analysing examples of the good, the bad and the ugly, this session will help you perfect the tricky art of pitching yourself and your work.


    Peter Urpeth
    Writing and Publishing Sector Specialist, XpoNorth

    Peter is XpoNorth Sector Specialist in Publishing and Writing. He is a writer and multi-media journalist with more than 35 years of experience, and has worked in developing the publishing sector in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland for 18 years. Peter is also a pianist and documentary film-maker working in jazz and related musics.


    Felicity Trew
    Literary Agent, Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency

    Talented, enthusiastic and energetic, Felicity Trew is keenly building up a list of writers for both adult and children’s books as well as representing illustrators at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. Clients she already represents include saga author Rosie Hendry, CLPE award-winning poet Joseph Coelho, Swapna Haddow and Mitch Johnson.


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