Ask…About Getting Noticed (For the Right Reasons)

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Ask About Getting Noticed

A portrait of Sam Cooney, Alaina Gougoulis, Clare Forster, Writers Victoria
10 October 2019 - 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Sam Cooney, Alaina Gougoulis, Clare Forster
Whether it’s at a pitch appointment, in the slush pile, or in the bar at a festival event, all aspiring and emerging writers want to get noticed. But there are good ways to get noticed…and not so good ways. We’ve compiled a panel of industry experts to help navigate the murky waters of finding a place for your work and they’re willing to share all the dos (and the do nots!) of getting noticed.

You Will Learn:

  • How to make a pitch stand out
  • Tips for getting out of the slush pile and into an editor’s hands
  • What to say at literary events
  • How to repel an agent or editor

About Sam Cooney

Sam Cooney runs not-for-profit literary organisation TLB, which includes the independent press Brow Books and quarterly literary magazine The Lifted Brow. He is Publisher-in-Residence at RMIT. In 2017 he was an Australia Council ‘Future Leader’, and is currently AMP ‘Tomorrow Maker’ and a member of the UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature’s Strategic Planning Group. 

About Clare Forster

Clare Forster is a former book publisher, now literary agent. After her editorial and publishing career at houses including HarperCollins and Penguin Books, Clare joined Curtis Brown literary agency. She is based in Melbourne and represents a wide range of award-winning and bestselling authors from around Australia. Clare has served as an assessor, prize judge, guest lecturer and event chair for numerous national, state and local organisations and events, and is a past programming committee member of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

About Alaina Gougoulis

Alaina Gougoulis is an editor at Text Publishing.

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Member $ 25.00
Non-member $ 40.00

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