Writers' & Artists' 'How to Get Published' Conference

Press Release

2nd July 2012

The Writers' & Artists' 'How to Get Published' Conference

7th July 2012 at the Wellcome Collection, London

Do you have a bestseller à la Fifty Shades tucked under your pillow?

E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey is a phenomenal publishing success as the fastest
selling adult paperback novel to hit a million sales, but it began as a fanfiction blog. Fifty Shades was written as a Twilight fanfiction on and was published by a small company in Australia. It was plucked from obscurity by Random House, changing the publishing landscape of 2012.

The Writers & Artists How to Get Published Conference takes you each step of the way to getting your book published, whether it began as a blog, diary or fanfiction.

With the right preparation for submission, your work could be transformed into the
next international bestseller.

Writers & Artists are launching a Twitter competition to find the book idea with the most potential to follow the success of Fifty Shades. The idea must be Tweet-sized and submitted to @Writers_Artists by Friday 13th July. The winner will receive a free Writers' & Artists' How Strong Is Your Book Idea consultation with an agent and editor, worth £119.

The team behind the bestselling Writers' & Artists' Yearbook present How to Get Published, a day-long conference that tells writers everything they need to know about getting published. The conference is held at the Wellcome Collection, central London, on Saturday 7th July.

Suzanne Joinson will be giving her advice to an audience of budding writers at the conference. Along with her agent, Rachel Calder, of The Sayle Literary Agency, they will discuss the relationship between author and agent at the How to Get Published

Conference on 7th July.

The How to Get Published conference provides an invaluable opportunity to gather tips and advice from some of the most reputable names in the industry, network with highly respected agents and publishers, meet and exchange ideas with other writers and put their publishing questions to a panel of literary agents.

Kerry Wilkinson, the self-published author who was ranked as one of Amazon's top 10 UK authors within 5 months of releasing his book, will give his advice on self-publishing and discusses the self-publishing experience with Philip Jones of The Bookseller. With over 250,000 e-book sales, Kerry is uniquely positioned to discuss the self-publishing experience.

The audience will hear from our panel of top literary agents, including Patrick Walsh of Conville & Walsh, Rachel Calder of The Sayle Literary Agency and Lucy Luck who set up her own agency in 2006, now an associate agency of Aitken Alexander .

Writers' & Artists also offer the following services for writers:

Manuscript Submission Masterclasses

Various dates at Bloomsbury Publishing, London

Run by an Editor and top Literary Agent, over three sessions, aspiring writers are given practical exercises, one-on-one assessments of their submission and an opportunity to gain professional insight into the publishing world.

Beat the Rejection Clinic

'Rejection.' It's the word writers dread the most.

Writers' & Artists' provide a unique, one-to-one session for writers who have met with rejection. A top literary agent reads the submission (letter, synopsis and first three chapters) and offers a valuable insight into why the submission hasn't yet caught an agent's attention, how they can turn it around and who to target next.

How Strong is Your Book Idea?

Writers & Artists have assembled a panel of publishing experts, with comprehensive

Knowledge and understanding of the publishing industry, to help you understand the individual challenges you must overcome to convert your spark of inspiration in to a convincing and engaging full-length book.

An editor and literary agent will review your work and provide an honest appraisal of the strength of your idea, the direction you are taking and its commercial viability.  Together, they will set you specific, well-defined goals and a solid path to follow to help improve your chances of publishing success.

"The report gave me invaluable feedback on what I need to work on to strengthen my
idea" Andrea Barker

For further details of the conference and services see<>

Claire Daly

Bloomsbury Institute Events Manager