Online Mentoring Industry Day
24 Apr 2021 at 10:00 am
24 Apr 2021 at 02:00 pm
Online
Online
£Included in the Chapter & Verse fee

Online Mentoring Industry Day

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.

Speakers

Hannah Weatherill, North Bank Talent

Katie Seaman, HQ Stories