Chapter and Verse: Industry Day

Chapter and Verse: Industry Day
11 May 2019 at 10:00 am
11 May 2019 at 04:00 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,

THIS IS AN INVITATION-ONLY EVENT, exclusively for TLC Chapter and Verse mentees and included within TLC’s mentoring programme offer, which covers 12 months of one-to-one support, a full manuscript assessment, and this all-day event 

Twice a year, TLC opens its doors to a small cohort of TLC mentees for an intimate all-day event to help writers better understand the ins and outs of the publishing process. Mentees enrolled on the 12-month Chapter and Verse programme will have been working on their book project with their TLC mentor over several one-to-one feedback sessions, and this day offers the opportunity for them to meet with a literary agent and an editor, and fellow mentees. The aim of the day is to demystify some of the in-house processes around submissions, acquisitions, rights, publicity and marketing, sales and distribution, and other elements that often remain hidden from view, as well as to get first-hand insight from those working within the industry and learn from their experiences. In the afternoon session, writers will have the opportunity to pitch their book project in a safe and friendly environment to our industry guests, getting live feedback to help them hone their pitching skills. 

TLC mentees will be invited to this event on a rolling basis, usually towards the end of the six feedback sessions with their TLC mentor. Occasionally, writers may be invited in to this process from prizes we support, or initiatives we partner on, for example the Bridport Prize and the SI Leeds Prize. 


Catherine Cho, literary agent, Curtis Brown

Carla Josephson, commissioning editor, The Borough Press