Mentoring Industry Day

Mentoring Industry Day
7 Nov 2020 at 10:00 am
7 Nov 2020 at 03:00 pm
£Included in the Chapter and Verse fee

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 and relaxed 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.

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.

This Industry Day will be held online, in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our participants during the ongoing pandemic.


Ludo Cinelli, literary agent, Eve White Literary Agency

Ludo Cinelli joined Eve White Literary Agency in 2017, after various internships in the publishing industry. He assists Eve White on her list of clients as well as building and maintaining his own. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. Regardless of their genre, the books he loves shine a light on unfamiliar people, places and things.”

Rosanna Forte, editor, Little, Brown

After studying German and Italian at university, I began my career in publishing as an editorial assistant at Penguin Random House, where I worked across Viking’s literary and commercial fiction list and had the enormous privilege of working with some of their most illustrious authors, including William Boyd, John le Carré, Hisham Matar and Nina Stibbe. In 2019 I joined Sphere, the commercial fiction imprint of Little, Brown as an editor. My list at Sphere includes Scottish bestselling crime author and co-founder of Bloody Scotland, Alex Gray, and some fantastic psychological suspense writers including Vanessa Savage and Gina LaManna and debut novelists, Egan Hughes and Nina Monroe. I also work with the publishers on some of Sphere’s leading brand authors, including Clare Mackintosh, Jenny Colgan, Laura Marshall and Louise Penny.