Publishing Seminar Two : a literary agent’s perspective

The publishing world can feel mystifying at the best of times.
What exactly does a literary agent do and how can they benefit you? Where can you find one?
These may be some of the questions rattling around in your head when you consider the role of a literary agent. This seminar will demystify the role of the literary agent and clearly explain what they can do for your career as a writer.

Online workshop led by Sheila Crowley


Date: Sunday 14  November 2021

Time: 13.00 to 14.30 IST/GMT

Cost: €35

Who the workshop is for

Unpublished writers aspiring to be published, be that through traditional or non-traditional channels, particularly unpublished writers who have been unsuccessful in their attempts to be published who would like to gain a better understanding of the industry and how it works.

What the workshop covers

The seminar will consist of an hour-long talk from Sheila Crowley, a literary agent with 18 years’ experience, followed by a thirty-minute Q&A. Sheila will outline:

· What does a literary agent do on a day-to-day basis?

· How exactly writers go about finding an agent, from the initial submission to the first encounter with an agent

· Why literary agents are beneficial to you as a writer and what you can (and can’t) expect them to help you with

· The difference between a literary agent and an editor

· What happens when your manuscript goes out on submission

· A brief overview of territories and rights

What you can expect

By the end of this 90-minute seminar you will be far more knowledgeable about the role of a literary agent in your career as a writer, as well as having the opportunity to ask a highly-experienced literary agent some questions.

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Seminar Leader – Sheila Crowley

“I am a native of Dublin and started my publishing career at Poolbeg Press, before moving to London in 1991, working at a number of leading publishers, including Harper Collins and Hodder.During the ‘90s and early ‘00s I held a number of high profile sales and marketing positions and worked closely with many authors and agents. This was my inspiration to change to ‘the other side’ and in 2003 I became a literary agent.I am very proud to represent a wide range of authors and I specialise in fiction, especially stories with an emotional hook, crime and thrillers, memoir, business, sport and MBS.My broad knowledge of the book industry in the UK, Ireland and international markets is a wonderful asset in my work with authors and publishers.”

Cancellation/Refund Policy

You are entitled to a refund within one week of your payment, (less Eventbrite fees) provided that the workshop has not already started.
We cannot refund fees in respect of cancellation after this time. We cannot offer partial refunds to students who do not finish the workshop. If Dingle  Lit has to cancel the session you will get a full refund.