National Crime Reading Month

HOW TO GET PUBLISHED day at Sidmouth Literary Festival

South-west England & South Wales

Event Type:Conference style discussion
Event Organiser:Sidmouth Literary Festival
Booking Link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-get-published-tickets-331387066637?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Ticket Price:£25- £30

Kennaway House

Coburg Road


EX10 8NG

Venue accessibility:

Disabled access via side entrance.
Contact venue for information
Email: mail@kennawayhouse.org.uk
Phone: 01395 515551

Our hugely popular How To Get Published Day on Sunday 26th June offers writers the fantastic opportunity to hear from top publishers (including Penguin Random House and Harper Collins) as well as highly respected agents from the publishing industry about how to get their writing noticed and the submissions process.

There will be talks by top professionals from the world of publishing (including Heat magazine) followed by question and answer sessions.

In addition, 25 writers can submit an example of their work and receive valuable feedback in a one-to-one session on the day.

We are kicking off the day with an ASK THE WRITERS’ PANEL followed by an ASK THE AGENT AND PUBLISHER PANEL.

Here’s a view of the line-up:

BOYD HILTON – Entertainment Director, heat magazine & Contributing Editor, Empire magazine

LUDO CINELLI  – Literary Agent, Managing Director at Eve White Literary Agency

PHOEBE MORGAN – Editor at Harper Collins and an author in her own right

IMOGEN NELSON – Commissioning Editor, Transworld Publishers , Penguin Random House UK

JANE SHEMILT – Jane has published three bestselling thrillers: Little Friends, The Drowning Lesson, and How Far We Fall. The Patient is her first novel with HarperCollins and was published in April 2022.

TERESA DRISCOLL – Teresa Driscoll (from the south-west) is a former BBC TV news presenter whose psychological thrillers have sold more than two million copies across the world.

EMMA CURTIS – acclaimed writer of psychological suspense thrillers One Little Mistake, When I Find You, The Night You Left, Keep Her Quiet and Invite Me In published by Transworld Digital.

NANCY WARREN – a USA today bestselling self-published author of more than 60 novels. She has also been a finalist for the RITA award three times as well as being honoured by Romantic Times Magazine. Nancy will talk about self-publishing.

In the afternoon there is one-to-one feedback for delegates who have sent partial submissions in beforehand.

Spaces are limited for the feedback sessions, which take place in the afternoon following the morning talks). Participants are invited to email 500 words to sidmouthlitfest1@gmail.com by Friday 3rd June.  Separate tickets are available for this activity.

Please include your name, the title of your entry and a contact email or phone number. It would also be helpful if you could state whether your submission is part of a novel, short story, poem, life story or non-fiction.

In previous festivals, we have helped delegates find agents and also get published.

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