Following its success at various literary festivals as well previously at Big Smoke, we’re delighted to announce another offering of this half day workshop in Getting Published, delivered by Publishing Consultant Vanessa O’Loughlin. Thinking of submitting your book? What do you need to do to give your work the best possible chance of getting published? Vanessa will explains the blueprint from keyboard to bookshelf. Vanessa will discuss exactly what the industry is looking for – what’s hot and what’s not – and how best to submit your work. She will show you what you need to do to attract a publisher and build your author platform – and explain exactly what that is. This workshop will give you concrete ways to improve your pitch, ideas on where to submit and give you a thorough understanding of how the business works in a relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can ask all those tricky questions.
Vanessa is the founder of www.writing.ie and runs Inkwell Writers’ Workshops. She is a literary scout for several Irish and UK agents and publishers. Vanessa also writes crime as Sam Blake; her trilogy about Garda Cathy Connolly is published by Twenty7 (Bonnier). She is represented by Simon Trewin of WME.