How to find a literary agent: A masterclass with Juliet Mushens

 (Toby Madden)
(Toby Madden)

As an aspiring author, the journey to getting your book into print can seem like a daunting maze. But what if you had an insider's guide to navigating the publishing world and capturing the attention of a top-tier literary agent?

This unique masterclass with leading agent Juliet Mushens will demystify the process and reveal what it takes to make your submission stand out from the slush pile.

What will you learn?

In his comprehensive masterclass, you'll gain invaluable insights into how the publishing industry works and the role of a literary agent, including:

  • Expert tips on editing your novel to make it submission-ready

  • How to research and identify the best agents for your work

  • What agents look for in submissions, from manuscripts to cover letters

  • Crafting a killer pitch and blurb that hooks agents from the first line

  • Practical pitching exercises, with opportunities for feedback

Who is it taught by?

Juliet Mushens is a force to be reckoned with in the literary world. Known for her keen eye for "high concept hooks, beautiful writing and page-turning plots," she has represented over a dozen Sunday Times bestsellers, including million-copy sensations like Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist and Richard Osman's record-breaking Thursday Murder Club series. Her clients have claimed the coveted number one spot time and again, and she made headlines to become the first agent to represent the top three UK bestsellers in the same week.

Why should you attend?

Whether you’re serious about getting published, or simply curious about the fiction publishing industry, this masterclass is an unmissable opportunity to learn from one of the biggest names in the business.  Juliet's insider knowledge and hands-on approach will equip you with the tools to create a polished, attention-grabbing submissions package that gives your novel the best possible chance of being picked up by a top agent.


Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Time: 6.30pm-9.00pm

Location: Online masterclass A catch-up recording will be available for two weeks after the class.

Price: £75 plus £1.90 booking fee (newsletter subscribers pay no booking fees)

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