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Website By Writers For Writers
Posted at 12:02PM Monday 06 Apr 2009
How, as a new writer, do you get your work read by agents and publishers?
The tutors of the highly regarded MA Professional Writing at University College Falmouth, all of whom are published writers themselves, have set up a website that helps new writers make those critical connections at the click of a mouse.
http://www.profwriting.com is a new and empathetic but pragmatic website giving new writers opportunities to post work for peer review, commission an expert’s opinion or to take an affordable mini writing course. The editorial board includes novelist Patrick Gale, literary agent Victoria Hobbs and John Yorke, Controller of BBC Drama Production. All the tutors involved work in and across the professional spectrum, from novel to business writing.
Course leader Christina Bunce says “Our knowledge of the market, industry and wealth of contacts equips us to offer everything from free diagnostic tests to one-to-one mentoring.”
“Some days you’ll write 10 pages, others only 10 words,” says John le Carré, one of the luminaries who, alongside Sarah Walters and Philip Pullman, offers tips on writing and how to make it pay in these difficult times.
The site also includes interviews with other writers from every genre on the very practical aspects of writing, including how to get your work in front of agents and publishers.
To kick off, the team are launching a monthly writing competition with great prizes and a Members’ Room, where new writers can pitch ideas, pick the brains of other writers, read the thoughts of agents and publishers and watch specially commissioned video lectures.
Notes to Editors:
•We are not affiliated to any one agent or publisher – our advice is independent and objective.
•We are market focused, with extensive industry knowledge and contacts
•We are writing professionals working in fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, film, TV, radio, journalism and business-writing
•We are experienced at developing writing from initial idea to final manuscript, whether works of literary fiction, radio plays or genre blockbuster
• Contact:Jac Smith:
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