Hear from our First Novel Award 2021 judge as to what she is looking for and how getting listed in a competition gets you noticed.
If you are considering submitting to our First Novel Award or indeed any competitions for debut novel writers this recorded session with our agent judge Hellie Ogden is invaluable. And even if you aren’t planning on entering, Hellie has lots of tips on agent submissions and how to make yours stand out in the slush pile.
A recording of the session which took place live on March 23 is now available. Please make the £30 payment through paypal and you will be sent a Vimeo recording of Hellie’s presentation. The chat box Q & A is not available.
Q & A with leading literary agent
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.