The deadline is fast approaching for the Writers and Artists Short Story competition, with the theme of 'aging' full details below, plus information on the Arvon 2016 grant scheme, the National Trust's Children's Book Festival and a Emma Healey Masterclass:
Our short story
competition winner will receive a prize of £500 and a place on an Arvon
residential writing course.
Applications for Arvon’s
2016 grants are now open, and are available to writers unable to afford
full course fees. Last year Arvon was able to help more than 90% of all
writers who applied. Writers can apply for any amount up to the full course
fee, although most receive between £200 and £400. For further information, click
Join us for this innovative evening
masterclass with the National Academy of Writing.
All writers in attendance will have
the opportunity to submit a section of their manuscript for an invaluable
public edit, while Emma Healey, author of the critically acclaimed
debut Elizabeth is Missing, will offer insight on how she approaches
the editing process.
In a new series for writersandartists.co.uk, Tim
Bradley offers valuable insight into the process behind self-publishing
his debut children's novel Arnie Jenks and the House of a Stranger,
from initial conception through to getting the book into readers' hands.
Artists return to the York
Literature Festival with a fantastic line-up of literary agents ready to
offer expert advice on how to pitch your novel successfully.
As literary agents, Sam
Copeland, Jo Unwin and Sallyanne Sweeney spend their working
lives looking for exciting authors to represent. Here - via a few examples
of submission faux pas! - each will impart essential hints and tips
on how you - the author - can put together an attention-grabbing covering letter,
well-crafted synopsis and ready-to-read opening chapters of your novel.