London Writers Club, 10 things you need to know about Katie Greenstreet, C & W Agency
Here is the latest information from London Writers Club:
Ten things you need to know
about Katie Greenstreet of C & W Agency
1/C & W has the combined appeal of the uniqueness
of a smaller agency with the back up of the huge machine of Curtis
2/There are 7 primary agents and they are known for
nurturing debut talent and new voices.
3/Katie reads and considers each submission carefully
and collaborates with authors on the editorial process.
4/She represents a great range of fiction and non
fiction but emphasises the importance of voice and the international
5/She loves campus novels with a twist and quirky
coming of age stories. Food novels - think Sweet Bitter. She likes
memoirs that read like novels eg The Glass Castle and they don't have
to be written in a linear timeline. Check out Educated as well.
6/We asked her to define voice - it takes us into a
character's head. Crafting a personality. Not simply important in a
first person narrative, but also books written in the third
7/C & W is hugely collaborative between
agents/assistants/interns and outside readers. They have monthly
meetings to discuss submission strategy and swap tips.
8/Query tips - tell an editor why you are approaching
them - make the personal connection.
9/Katie's authors come - 50/50 - from unsolicited and
from festivals/creative writing schools/magazine/short stories (so
get out there with your writing!).
10/Finally if you are pitching face to face, know your
book. Check out the pitch parties on Twitter eg #mwl and start
tweeting/pitching with the hashtags.
Next event is on 30
October, speak to be confirmed. Put the date in your diary.
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