Mentoring Industry Day

Mentoring Industry Day
14 May 2022 at 10:00 am
14 May 2022 at 02:00 pm
£Included in Chapter and Verse mentorship

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 (virtual!) doors to mentees enrolled on our Chapter and Verse programme for an intimate one-day event to help writers better understand the ins and outs of the publishing process. Mentees 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 a publisher, 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. There will also be the opportunity to pitch work for live feedback from our industry guests.

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 from prizes we support, or initiatives we partner on, for example the Bridport Prize and the SI Leeds Prize.

This Industry Day will be held online via Zoom. Automatic captions are provided.


Sareeta Domingo (Editorial Director, Trapeze Books)

Sareeta Domingo is Fiction Editorial Director at Trapeze Books, an imprint of Orion Books. She’s also the author of The Three of Us (previously published as The Nearness of You), and editor and contributing writer of romantic fiction anthology Who’s Loving You. Her novel If I Don’t Have You was shortlisted for the Diverse Book Awards 2021. Her books for Young Adults, published under S.A. Domingo, include Love on the Main Stage, which was shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year 2021.

John Baker (Bell Lomax Moreton)

John Baker joined Bell Lomax Moreton in 2019 where, as a junior agent, he is focusing on building his own small, cultivated list, shaped around his passion for Science Fiction and Fantasy, alongside providing administrative support across the agency and managing the book-to-screen rights for the agency. John’s clients include Gabriela Houston, A. M. Shine, Nadia Attia, and the inaugural Futureworlds prize winner, Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson.