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How to Avoid the Slush Pile and get an Agent

25 August @ 18:30 - 20:30

Are you a writer? Have you finished, or are you about to finish that first, second, third manuscript? Are you confused by the conflicting information about how you get an agent, and ultimately make sure your manuscript gets into the right publisher’s hands?

Then look no further.

We’re incredibly excited to welcome established author, Roz Watkins for a 2-hour long session at NWS this April. At Roz’s course, How to Avoid the Slush Pile and get an Agent, you’ll learn how to find an agent, how you tell the good advice from the bad, and how to present your work in the best possible way to get you noticed!

Roz will make sure that you leave with a sound knowledge of how to present your work to literary agents in a way that stands you the best chance of getting representation.

She’ll be drawing on her experience as the author of the DI Meg Dalton crime series, set in the Peak District where she lives. The first book in the series, ‘The Devil’s Dice’ was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger award, was The Times crime book of the month, and was optioned for TV.
Before becoming a writer, Roz worked in Derby as a patent attorney, but this has absolutely nothing to do with one being horribly murdered in her first book.

Roz has taught writing courses and workshops in locations from Derby to the south of France.

Book your place

Tickets cost £15 for NWS members and £18 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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The session will be delivered at Nottingham Writers’ Studio. Social distancing measures will be in place as well as hand-washing facilities and hand sanitising. We’ll update participants on specific measures prior to the workshop.


25 August
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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