Before booking, please ensure you have read the main conference page with all the information, details and master timetable (also included below for your convenience). All times BST.
Can’t attend live? Or find the length of the events too long?
All our talks/workshops will be recorded and available to ticket holders for up to 1 month after the conference, with live transcription (also available in recordings).
For the longer 2 hour workshops, we’ll build in a 10 minute break in the middle, but it’s also recorded too, so if people can only manage an hour live, they can come back for the recorded second hour later.
Before booking anything below, please ensure you have a general ticket for the conference in your cart (or from a previous visit). You will not get the email to access the conference without one.
Friday 7-9pm: Bex Hogan: World Building
Saturday 10-Noon: Liz Flanagan: Voice
Saturday 1-3pm: Dave Rudden: Character
Saturday 3-5pm: Alexandra Sheppard: Editing
Sunday 10-Noon: Clare Helen Welsh: Write a Picture Book
Sunday 1-3pm: Lauren James: Idea to Outline
Workshop: Voice with Liz Flanagan£25.00
Workshop: World-building with Bex Hogan£25.00
Workshop: Editing: Breaking it down with Alexandra Sheppard£25.00
Workshop: Write a Picture Book in 2 hours with Clare Helen Welsh£25.00
Workshop: From Ideas to Outline with Lauren James£25.00
Workshop: Staying in Character with Dave Rudden£25.00
Friday 6-7pm: Elle McNicoll
Saturday 9-10am: Catherine Emmett
Saturday 12-1pm: Hamza Jahanzeb
Saturday 5-6pm: Sara Barnard
Saturday 6-7pm: Ross Montgomery
Sunday 9-10am: Alexandra Page/Christabel McKinley
Sunday 12-1pm: Eishar Brar
Sunday 3-4pm: Emma Perry and Rikin Parekh
Sunday 4-5pm: Serena Patel
Sunday 5-6pm: Laura Lam
Talk: How to stand out to editors and agents with Eishar Brar£12.00
Talk: The author/agent relationship with Alexandra Page and Christabel McKinley£12.00
Talk: Mental health and wellbeing with Sara Barnard£12.00
Talk: The author/illustrator relationship with Rikin Parekh and Emma Perry£12.00
Talk: Writing Science Fiction with Laura Lam£12.00
Talk: Inclusivity and sensitivity reading with Hamza Jahanzeb£12.00
Talk: Writing in rhyme with Catherine Emmett£12.00
Talk: Genre-Bending: Writing historical fantasy fiction with Ross Montgomery£12.00
Talk: Writing a series with Serena Patel£12.00
Talk: Insights into indie publishing with Elle McNicoll£12.00
(note that the other 3 panels not listed below are included with your general ticket – you do not need to do anything additional to access those)
Those with a general ticket will be emailed when these are ready to go on sale. You will not be able to book a 1-2-1 without a general ticket, so advise buying a ticket early.
1-2-1s are 15 minutes in duration and will involved verbal feedback from the agent based upon the materials submitted. You’ll submit :
Materials – all in one word document:
CB/MG/YA: Agent Letter (1 page), Synopsis (1 page, single spaced), first 10 pages (12″, TNR or plain font, double spaced).
PB: Agent Letter including a short pitch (1 page), full PB text (you may include illustrator notes).
When you have your confirmation, there is a link on the emailed receipt, which will take you to a form to upload your materials and VERY importantly your Zoom link. We have done a screenshot on the form to show you where to find this. Please paste in both the link and your meeting ID into the box for your zoom link.
We would suggest double and triple checking this detail as it’s how the agent will call you at the arranged time, and will avoid any time-wasted during the 1-2-1s.
Also worth noting that 1-2-1s will usually run on schedule but occasionally other factors mean agents may be late or overrun from previous 1-2-1s (or have to nip to the loo between them!) so don’t panic if they haven’t called at the exact time. I’d suggest waiting the full 15 minutes, and if you haven’t heard from them by then, then do email/message us on Slack (Slack link will come later just before the conference btw).
If, for whatever reason the agent is unable to make it, we will re-arrange.
If you are unable to attend, we do not offer refunds, but you may pass onto a writing friend, who would complete the form in the confirmation email on the booking.