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Free Video Compilation of Advice on Submissions

Submitting to agents? When you sign up to the mailing list you’ll be able to download a 10 minute video of highlights from our Q & A sessions with BPA competition judges.

You’ll get the inside track on cover letters, synopses and the important opening chapters. Take a look at what’s included in this short clip.

With thanks to our awesome agent friends: Nelle Andrew, Hellie Ogden, Jane Finigan, Ludo Cinelli and Joanna Swainson


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We hope to run our fabulous weekend retreats in the future so sign up to be the first to hear what we have got planned. As with all our events, we keep the group small, with like-minded writers at similar a stage in their writing journey.

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Regular writing tips from our editors and contributors

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Look out for tips from our founder Sara Sarre and some of the team: Oliver James, Tess O’Hara, Frances Merivale, Fiona Mitchell, Iain Maloney, Christian Livermore