Sat, 07 Oct|
Morningside United Church Small Hall
The Submission Process & An Insight Into Foreign Rights: A Workshop with Agents Amanda Preston and Amy Mitchell
In this 90 minute workshop, Amanda and Amy will cover the basics of submitting to an agent including tips on what to include and what not to include in a submission package, knowing when to submit and how to choose who to submit to.
Time & Location
07 Oct 2023, 12:00 – 13:30 BST
Morningside United Church Small Hall, 15 Chamberlain Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DH, UK
About the event
In this 90 minute workshop, Amanda Preston and Amy Mitchell will cover the basics of submitting to an agent including tips on what to include and what not to include in a submission package, knowing when to submit and how to choose who to submit to. The workshop will also give an insight into foreign rights exploring the kind of books which do particularly well internationally and what agents take into consideration when thinking about foreign rights potential. There will be the opportunity to ask questions throughout the workshop.
About Amanda & Amy:
Amanda Preston co-founded LBA in 2005, a London-based literary agency that represents bestselling and prize winning authors of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. Amanda has been a literary agent for over twenty years and in 2018 she won the RNA Literary Agent of the Year award. She loves women’s fiction across all genres and loves working with authors and their publishing teams to build them into brand names and bestselling authors.
Amy Mitchell is a Foreign Rights agent at United Agents; a talent agency based in London. She handles translation rights in all major territories primarily for commercial fiction authors which includes clients such as Chris Brookmyre, Annie Lyons, Joanna Trollope, Mike Gayle, Bobby Palmer, Richard Armitage and debut author Claire Daverley (who’s novel has been sold in 22 languages). She started in the rights department of Mainstream Publishing in Edinburgh before moving to A P Watt in London. She has also sold serial rights at the Cornerstone division of Penguin Random House. She is now based in Biggar, travelling to London monthly.