The Write Stuff

  • The Write Stuff

    Deadline for entries: 5pm, Friday 9 March 2018.

    Taking place in Author HQ on Thursday 12th April, this Dragon’s Den-style panel event sees six authors pitch their books to a panel of literary agents in front of the Author HQ audience for the chance to win a follow up meeting with an agent.

    This year’s panel of judges includes representatives from Felicity Bryan Associates, Jo Unwin Literary Agency, Marjacq, MBA and Peters Fraser & Dunlop

    Each year, we see this event growing increasingly popular, as the success stories from previous attendees mount!

    How does it work?

    Authors will have three minutes each to pitch – to introduce themselves and present their work. The judging panel will then provide on-the-spot feedback to each pitch, as well as the authors’ writing, having received in advance of the competition sample chapters of each finalist’s work.

    How to enter

    Entries are now open and authors are invited to send in their submissions to in accordance with the below guidelines.

    • Authors wishing to enter The Write Stuff competition should email putting The Write Stuff in the subject heading of their email and send a covering note and synopsis about the book they would like to pitch to the agent panel and why they should be chosen. Entries should be in the main body of the email – please do not send attachments. 250 words total word count for each application, including any covering note.
    • Authors may enter up to two separate books. The deadline to enter is Friday 9 March 2018, 5:00pm - entries received after this will not be considered.
    • The six finalists will be notified on Friday 23 March 2018.
    • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
    • Applicants must have at least three sample chapters of their work available to be considered for entry.
    • Published deadlines are final and no extensions will be offered.

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