Posted by Justine Solomons on October 2, 2018, in News
How to get a literary agent: a masterclass with literary agents Caroline Wood and Carrie Plitt
Are you looking to get published? This invaluable masterclass will give you the best possible chance of getting an agent. You’ll speak to leading literary agents Caroline Wood and Carrie Plitt – and learn exactly what they look for in a pitch, what makes a cover letter stand out from the crowd, and how to avoid the common mistakes writers make when trying to get representation.
Plus: Get personalised feedback on your cover letter and pitch by booking an additional one-to-one session. These are purchased separately. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Date: 23rd October 2018
Time: 6-8pm ô Individual sessions 8-9pm
Location: LIBRARY, Covent Garden, London
Price: £90 : Individual sessions an additional £60 (ticket prices include VAT, booking fee, refreshments)
Capacity: 26 : Individual sessions – only 8 available
Book now – limited spaces available. Please note one-to-one sessions must be booked separately and are limited to eight places.
Are you looking for a literary agent to represent you? If you’ve spent time and energy carefully honing your manuscript, you’ll want to make sure you do everything you can to help that manuscript end up in the right hands.
This unmissable class with Caroline Wood and Carrie Plitt of Felicity Bryan will equip you with all the information you need to go about getting agent representation.
Caroline and Carrie will shed light on exactly what agents look for in a cover letter and pitch, what you can do to ensure your work stands out, and how to avoid sinking to the bottom of the slush pile. They’ll explain the role of the literary agent – and show you how you can go about finding the best agent for you and your book.
The two-hour masterclass is small and personal, allowing you a genuine opportunity to discuss the publishing world with Caroline and Carrie, and to dig deeper into the dos and don’ts of getting an agent’s attention.
Following the class, eight attendees will have the chance to have a 15-minute one-to-one consultation with either Caroline or Carrie, where you can get personalised advice on your own cover letter and synopsis or pitch. These sessions are purchased separately. If you would like to book one, please email email@example.com.
- What an agent does and how the publishing industry works
- How to find an agent who is right for you
- What an agent is looking for in a cover letter and pitch
- Common pitfalls to avoid
- Tips on standing out from the crowd
- What the perfect pitch looks like
- Final Q&A*
*the class is interactive and there will be many opportunities for discussion, throughout.
About your tutors:
CAROLINE WOOD is a director at Felicity Bryan Associates. She was a film producer before joining the agency in 2006. She represents writers of literary fiction, well-written commercial fiction and crime fiction, including a number of award-winning and top ten best-selling authors. She also represents some non-fiction, primarily memoirs.
CARRIE PLITT was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2018. She started agenting at C+W Literary Agency in 2011, before moving to Felicity Bryan Associates in 2016. She represents award-winning authors of book club and literary fiction, and serious non-fiction.