23 February 2016
Applications close this Friday for your chance to pitch, Dragon's Den-style, or book a one-to-one agent session
There are two opportunities to get valuable agent feedback at London Book Fair, and both are free for writers attending the Fair. Deadline for both is this Friday, 26 February 2016, at 5pm
The Write Stuff is a Dragon's Den-style panel event in which six authors will have chance to pitch to a panel of literary agents, in Author HQ at the LBF on 14 April, 2pm. The winner will go to a private follow-up meeting with an agent.
Each pitch will be a maximum of three minutes long, with agents providing on-the-spot feedback. To be considered, send a 250-word application, that includes a synopsis of your book and why you should be chosen by email. You must have sample chapters of their work available for review prior to the event.
Agent one-to-ones are available across all three days of the Fair, 12-14 April, giving authors an invaluable opportunity to talk directly to an agent from a leading literary agency about their books, seek advice about any stage of the writing process, and receive direct feedback on pitches and ideas. The ten-minute sessions are strictly by appointment, confirmed in advance. To apply for a one-to-one, send a covering note and synopsis (250 words total), and a contact number, all in the body of an email. To ensure the best match, your email subject line should include your book's genre, from the list below:
• Women’s Fiction
• Commercial Fiction
• Literary Fiction
Spaces are limited and priority will be given to applicants who have not previously attended an agent one-to-one meeting. An agent may request sample chapter(s) before the LBF.
The deadline for both opportunities is 5pm, Friday 26 February. If you're not yet ready to pitch or show your work to an agent, there is still a wide range of seminars and much to be gained from an LBF visit. See the website for more details.