Online Mentoring Industry Day

Online Mentoring Industry Day
24 Apr 2021 at 10:00 am
24 Apr 2021 at 02:00 pm
£Included in the Chapter & 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 (virtual!) 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.


Hannah Weatherill, North Bank Talent

Hannah Weatherill is responsible for Northbank’s fiction and children’s books representation, spanning all genres of adult and children’s fiction and children’s non-fiction. She previously worked as a literary scout for the UK market on behalf of production companies and foreign language publishers and before that as a freelance editor and translator. Northbank are always looking for beautifully written novels with a strong, pitchable concept and complex characters – something the reader can really sink their teeth into that has potential to reach not just readers in the UK but across the world via translation and book-to-screen deals.

Northbank Talent Management is a full service agency offering joined up representation across books, screen, brands and events.

Katie Seaman, HQ Stories

Katie Seaman joined HQ in 2019 and is now Senior Commissioning Editor for fiction, acquiring across genres from crime thrillers to women’s fiction to literary fantasy. Her authors include CWA-shortlisted thriller writer Khurrum Rahman and women’s fiction bestseller Sophia Money-Coutts, as well as debut novelists M.A. Kuzniar, Andi Osho and Jesse Sutanto. Prior to joining HQ, Katie worked at Penguin Random House and Orion where she was proud to mentor on the PRH WriteNow scheme and part of the publishing teams behind Sunday Times bestsellers Caitlin Moran, Andy Weir, Michael Connelly and Veronica Henry, and launch debuts from Roxie Cooper and Lucy Vine.