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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