Are you a "new or emerging" writer of fiction? Interested in how to become published and wanting to know as much as possible about the business as you bash down its doors? then you might be interested in the The 2013 Newcastle Writing Conference on Sat 4th May.
Saturday 4 May, 9.30am-5.30pm, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
"New Writing North presents a conference for new and emerging writers of fiction that explores trends in publishing, identifies new markets for writing and supports authors to make connections with each other and with industry experts. The conference is presented in conjunction with Northumbria University.
"The Newcastle Writing Conference is a must-attend event if you are an aspiring writer at work on a first novel, are approaching the publication of your first novel or are an early career writer looking to find new ways to promote your work and to understand more about the industry that you are now working in.
"If you’re studying creative writing at university the conference will also be a useful introduction to the industries of writing and publishing and a chance to learn from experts and writers."
Nicola's panel is at 10.45am:
Breaking into Writing: Agents and publishers
"A panel giving the lowdown on how to break into the writing industry with author, blogger and self-publisher Nicola Morgan, literary agent Juliet Mushens, and Hodder & Stoughton publisher Lisa Highton. The panel will cover how writers engage with and identify suitable agents and publishers, how best to make approaches, and how to manage relationships in the writing business."
Other panels are:
· Market Focus: What’s hot and what’s not?
· Selling Books
· Digital Writing
All the details and booking instructions are here. Prices range from £49 to £99, including lunch and refreshments, which is remarkably good value for this packed day.
Nicola will be signing copies of the BRAND NEW edition of Blame My Brain in Waterstones in Newcastle that day and would be absolutely delighted to see you.