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Surrey New Writers Festival
Masterclass: Submitting Your Work to An Agent

G Live, Guildford

Sat 8 June 2019

Surrey New Writers Festival - Masterclass

Literary agents have long been the gatekeepers to the world of traditional publishing. Despite recent changes to the industry, this is still largely the case. If you’re writing a novel and would like to get an agent, or have tried unsuccessfully to get one, this practical workshop will help improve your approach.

It will cover:
• Which agents to approach, and how to approach them
• The query letter
• The written pitch
• The synopsis
• Your opening paragraph

Bring: the opening paragraph of your novel; and any rejection letters from agents that you have already received.

Beth Miller is the author of three novels: The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom (2019), The Good Neighbour (2015) and When We Were Sisters (2014). She has also published two non-fiction books: For the Love of Shakespeare (2016) and For The Love of The Archers (2015). Her next novel will be published in Autumn 2019.

She teaches on the Creative Writing Programme in Brighton, and is a guest tutor on the MA at Brighton University. She will be a tutor for Arvon later this year. She’s a writing mentor and book coach, and offers one-to-one advice on submissions to agents.



Creative Masterclass with Beth Miller £15.50
Festival Pass (access to everything except the Masterclass) £30.50
Students Festival Pass £20.50

Ticket prices include lunch.


Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Friends of G Live; Groups of 8+ please call 01483 369 350 to buy fee-free.

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