Would anyone be interested in taking on the task of writing a little bit on our meetings for the blog? Just enough so those who can’t come can get some of the information that our speakers share.
Sorry if this was not clear. Group 2012 members do not need to book or to pay for March session with Lucy. The booking details were just for the general public who might like to come along.
Lucy Atkins & Judith Murray/ How to Get Published
Wednesday 19th March, 7pm-9pm
Lucy Atkins, award-winning journalist and debut novelist will be appearing at Blackwell’s Bookshop at 7pm on Wednesday 19th March. Her novel, The Missing One, was published in January by Quercus.
Lucy and literary agent Judith Murray of Greene and Heaton will be discussing the process of getting your book published: what do agents and editors do? How do you find an agent? How does a book evolve from first idea to published novel? Can self-publishing really work? Are creative writing courses useful? They will also discuss the evolution of The Missing One from first submission to publication.
It might be interesting to read the book before the event so you can grill Judith on what it was about it that made her take Lucy on as a client.
This is a Group 2012 event but is open to all. If you are not a member of Group 2012 tickets are £3 and are available from our Customer Services Department. Please telephone 01865 333623.
March will see us welcome Lucy Atkins, a debut novelist – her book is called ‘The Missing One’ published by Quercus. Lucy will also be bringing her agent, so once again expect insights into how that relationship works, as well as finding out how Lucy’s writing career has come about – Lucy is Oxford-based and has been a journalist for many newspapers. This will be onWednesday 19th March at 7pm, here at Blackwell’s.
On Wednesday 16th April, we are back at the Friends House with another feedback session.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday February 19th at The Friend’s Meeting House, The Oxford Quaker House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, at 7pm.
This will be a feedback session so please bring something to share if you wish, or just come and give your feedback.
The Meeting House has kindly agreed that we can stay a little later in future to give everyone a chance to read their work. However, if you missed out last time, please remind me and we will start with those who might have missed out last time or had less time.
Feedback sessions will take place every other month – April, June, August, October and December – on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
We are panning extra informal feedback sessions at a pub or cafe this year, starting in March. Please let me know if you have any ideas about best dates and venues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post comment here.
I thought some of you would be interested in this:
Historical Novel Society Short Story Award 2014
2014 short story award – Competition rules
Just a quick post to confirm that the meeting this month will be on Wednesday 29th at Blackwell’s.
Also you might be interested to know:
Chicken House, he children’s publishing house is accepting novel submissions on 25 January
‘Everyone is a bit gloomy in January, so I thought it would be fun to open submissions to everyone,’ Chicken House MD told The Bookseller.
On 25 January, unpublished authors can send submissions of five chapters and a pitch for a novel for children aged 8-12. Submissions should be sent by email to email@example.com
The 2015 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition will open in spring.