So this year at the Stockholm Writer’s Festival I had the lucky opportunity to pitch my manuscript to an agent. My actual manuscript. TO AN ACTUAL AGENT. And whilst I … Continue reading Sell your book in 60 seconds: top tips for verbal pitches
I’ve written a lot about getting rejected as a writer. And that’s because we do get rejected. A LOT. But also, sometimes, something just falls into place. And you get … Continue reading How Many Rejections Does it Take to Get Your Writing Published?
The final stage in any writer’s checklist is simultaneously the most important one: selecting the right literary magazine to send your carefully crafted piece of prose to. But choosing the … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Literary Journals in the UK and US: Where to Submit Your Writing
Imagine spending weeks training for a marathon, putting in the hard work, the blood, sweat and sore muscles only to be told when you get to the start line that … Continue reading How to Deal with Rejection as a Writer
The idea of every word you write is to pull the reader to the next word. Each sentence has to drag them to the next sentence. Each chapter to the … Continue reading 7 Points In Your Story That Agents Stop Reading
So this weekend in Stockholm an awesome bunch of creative writers were all in the same room, alongside publishers, agents and some seriously heavy hitting authors. As part of this … Continue reading 10 Tips for Pitching to Agents from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival
I did something truly insane today. I submitted a piece of work to The New Yorker. It was a piece I’ve been working on for about two months now, a … Continue reading The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction