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8 successful Twitter pitches for #PitchCB

For any unpublished author with a Twitter account, #PitchCB is the stuff of legend. On the fourth Friday of every month, the UK literary agents of Curtis Brown invite Twitter pitches. Here are the guidelines. On 22 April 2016, I joined the hoards – probably about 300 of us – with this: 1653. Oliver Cromwell’s […]

Sparkler illustrating how to submit your manuscript

This month I attended the sold-out ‘How NOT To Submit Your Manuscript’ session at York Literature Festival. For two hours, literary agents Jo Unwin, Sam Copeland and Sallyanne Sweeney¬† gave gallons of brilliant advice. When should you start looking for an agent? All three agents said you needed to have finished your fictional novel before […]