Over the last few months, we've been hosting a few evenings in the shop that we've been calling;
The Great Literary Talent Hunt
Essentially, this offers budding authors the chance to have a 10 minute one-to-one consultation with a top literary agent. Those people attending are required to send us a 1500 word extract of their work and a synopsis of their novel which the agents read beforehand so the agents can give feedback.
So far, it's been a hugely positive thing for both the agents (who have discovered some great untapped talent) and also for the authors, who are getting the best possible feedback they can get.
The evenings last for about 3 hours and in that time the agent will get to see around 15 people.
Some of the agents we've had so far have included Cathryn Summerhayes from William Morris, Hellie Ogden and Jessie Butterill from Janklow & Nesbit Agency and Ella Khan and Bryony Woods from The DKW Literary Agency.
These events have proved phenomenally successful and we'd like to make them a more regular thing in the Bookshop, perhaps hosting one a month with different agents getting involved. So, if you're a Literary Agent, specialising in any genre or type of book, please get in touch. You never know, you might discover the next literary superstar.
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