PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR WRITERS

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A Northern Books Online Series for Writers

A series of Online QnA sessions with key publishing industry experts designed to improve your understanding of the publishing process and enhance your opportunity for becoming a published writer 

 

Ask the Literary Agent

An intimate QnA opportunity with Alex Adsett - Literary Agent @ Alex Adsett Literary Agency.

This is your chance to chat to one of Australia’s most successful agents with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 people in attendance.

Find out more about the acquisition process, the publishing process, when and why you should consider having an agent and strategies for developing a knockout pitch to go with your knockout manuscript

You can either submit your questions in advance or during the session.

Don’t delay your booking as we will keep the session to no more than 20 delegates.

 

Alex Adsett is a literary agent and publishing consultant with 25 years’ experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry. She has managed Alex Adsett Literary since 2008, and has helped hundreds of authors review and negotiate their publishing deals. As an agent she represents more than 40 authors of all ages and genres, including Melissa Lucashenko, Dinuka McKenzie, Sasha Wasley and many more.  She regularly speaks on copyright and contracts around Australia, is an alumni of the Australia Council Arts Leaders Program 2019, and serves on the board of the Small Publishers Network.  She is often to be found on Twitter at @alexadsett or via her website www.alexadsett.com.au.

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Ask the Publisher (Adult)

An intimate QnA opportunity with Meredith Curnow - Publisher (Adult Books) @ Penguin Random House.

This is your chance to chat to one of Australia’s most successful publishers with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 people in attendance.

Find out more about the acquisition process, the publishing process, what publishers are looking for in an unpublished manuscript, and whether there are particular genre's currently of interest.

A not to be missed event for writers.

You can either submit your questions in advance or during the session.

Don’t delay your booking as we will keep the session to no more than 20 delegates.

 

Meredith Curnow has been a publisher of fiction and non-fiction at Penguin Random House, publishing into the Knopf, Vintage, Hamish Hamilton and Viking imprints. Meredith is a proud member of the board of Express Media, a national organisation providing support and development opportunities for young Australian writers.

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Ask the Publisher (Children’s)

 

An intimate QnA opportunity with Marisa Pintado- Publishing Director (Children’s Books) at Hardie Grant Books

This is your chance to chat to one of Australia’s most successful publishers with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 people in attendance.

Find out more about the acquisition process, the publishing process, what publishers are looking for in an unpublished manuscript, and whether there are particular genre's currently of interest.

A not to be missed event for writers.

You can either submit your questions in advance or during the session.

Don’t delay your booking as we will keep the session to no more than 20 delegates.

Marisa Pintado is Publishing Director at Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing. In 2012 she founded the Ampersand Prize, one of Australia’s leading award for debut novelists – and recently established the Bright Light Books imprint at Hardie Grant, to publish books about resilience, diversity, ability, empathy and change for young children.

Marisa has published a wide range of best-selling and award-winning titles for children and teenagers, including Welcome to Your Period and Welcome to Consent by women’s and adolescent health experts Dr Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes; the Real Pigeons series, which is being adapted to film and TV by Nickelodeon; the School of Monsters series by beloved children’s author Sally Rippin; and the Explore Your World series with environmentalist Dr Tim Flannery.