Society of
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LONDON SCBWI Industry Insiders Workshop: How to Write an Agent Submission Letter

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Date(s) - 24/01/2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Room 106, The City Lit
1 - 10 Keeley Street - London, WC2B 4BA

How To Write an Agent Submission Letter

Your submission letter is your first chance to hook an agent’s interest. What core content should it include? How do you pitch your idea and communicate your story to make an agent sit up and read on? Why are you the right person to write this book?  This collaborative and practical workshop will give you the tools and the confidence to answer these questions and take your first step into the publishing world.

Speaker bio:

Roisin Heycock has 20 years’ experience in trade publishing. She set up the multi-award winning Quercus Children’s Books, which developed bestselling and prize-winning talents including Cat Clarke (Carnegie Medal Nominee), Piers Torday (Guardian Prize), Gregory Hughes (Teenage Book Prize, Guardian Prize shortlist) and Louise O’Neill (Bookseller YA Prize). She has also commissioned and edited at Faber & Faber, Oneworld and Macmillan. She is now a publishing consultant and development editor who works with  agents, publishers and authors.


This workshop will take place Friday 24th January in Room 106 at the City Lit. Doors will open at 6.15 for a prompt start at 6.30pm.

We’re sorry but we can’t give refunds for tickets purchased. If you can’t come, you’re welcome to pass your ticket to another SCBWI member or a non-SCBWI friend – please organise this amongst yourselves on the SCBWI BI or SCBWI London Facebook pages and email Tania at to let us know of any changes to the booking.