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.
Writing and Publishing Sector Specialist, XpoNorth
Peter Urpeth is XpoNorth’s publishing sector specialist, with nearly twenty years of experience in developing and delivering development programmes for creative business in the Highlands and Islands. He has more than 35 years experience as an editor working in the newspaper and magazine industry and is now focussed on multi-media story-telling, and is a published novelist and poet. As a pianist, Peter has for many years worked in free improvisation and in composition and performance for silent movies. He used to worry about this polymathic mix, but not now. Peterurpeth.com
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.