Writer’s Digest Presents The Writer’s Summit


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Pitch, network and learn.

The Writer’s Summit is a dynamic and immersive one-day intensive that will grow your confidence, your network—and prepare you to navigate a writing marketplace that is constantly evolving.

There have never been more opportunities and channels available to writers than right now. And while that is certainly exciting, it can be intimidating. This program will empower you to find the right fit for you—no matter the stage of your career—by sharing the latest models and best practices to move you closer to your writing goals.

Learn the latest in social media, marketing, rights and contracts, market data, sales and retail (and more) in insightful sessions that are a blend of case studies and presentations. The event grants you unparalleled access to network with peers and industry influencers, and even offers the chance to pitch directly to literary agents.

Whether budding writer or beginner, hybrid author or traditionally published, you’ll return to your own work confident you’ll be making informed decisions, and well on your way to developing an even more successful writing career.

Two writing powerhouses—Writer’s Digest and The London Book Fair—have come together to offer you one not-to-be-missed event!

When: 11 November 2017

Where: Coin Street Conference Centre, London, SE1 9NH

Price: £95

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

The event will feature sessions on the rapidly evolving writing landscape, income generation, promotion and marketing, social media, and so much more. Meanwhile authors will get the chance to pitch their books and ideas to agents with two dedicated “Pitch Slam” events, and there will be a range of networking sessions giving delegates the chance to meet with peers and industry influencers.

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LEARN FROM EXPERTS

The Writer’s Summit is brought to you by the editors of the most-trusted resource in the industry. For more than 90 years, writers have turned to Writer’s Digest for friendly, encouraging and authoritative insights about how to write better and get published.

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Staged annually LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the Fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business.

ALISON FLOOD

Alison Flood, Books Reporter at the Guardian, has been revealed as Co-Chair, alongside Writer’s Digest’s James Woollam. Flood has been the Guardian’s Books Reporter for eight years, covering breaking books news, profiling authors and championing libraries, diversity and freedom of speech. She also contributes to The Bookseller, the Observer, The Author and the Sunday Times.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Refine your skills and reconnect with your craft through in-depth sessions with these handpicked mentors. These knowledgeable, inspiring and helpful editors, literary agents, publishing experts will be on-hand to be an indispensable resource.

Dean Crawford Sam Missingham Fanny Blake Scott Packs
Dean Crawford Sam Missingham Fanny Blake Scott Pack
Amy Baker Rosy Edwards Scott Packs
Amy Baker Rosy Edwards Katy Loffman

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PITCH YOUR WORK

Pitch Slam registration is now OPEN! You’ve worked hard on your book, and now you have the chance to pitch one-on-one with an agent who’s searching for the next big thing. We have an extremely limited number of slots at this highly anticipated Pitch Slam so claim yours now before they’re gone! The price is £25.00 and includes a Pitch For Success webcast to prepare you for your big chance.

AGENTS

The London Book Fair and Writer’s Digest has also revealed the agents taking part in the dedicated Pitch Slam sessions, where Writer’s Summit attendees will be able to pitch their work to leading literary agents face-to-face. The agents taking part are:

  • Oli Munson (AM Heath) whose list includes award-winning, bestselling authors of crime, suspense, thrillers and speculative fiction
  • Anna Hogarty (Madeleine Milburn Agency) whose list spans narrative non-fiction, illustrated non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial fiction, projects in the area of mindfulness, meditation and yoga and books with an emphasis on empowerment and self-worth
  • Caroline Sheldon (Caroline Sheldon Agency) whose particular areas of interest are fiction and all types of children’s books
  • Tom Witcomb (Blake Friedman Agency) whose interests span fiction, non-fiction, crime, thrillers, and fantasy

Submissions to the Pitch Slam sessions are NOW OPEN.

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