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August could be a special month for Writers waiting to be discovered

United Agents – the leading European  literary and talent agency – have annouced Open House for writers throughout August. That means they are inviting novelists to submit a synopsis and … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 12 Comments

Make Crime Pay – leading literary agent is looking for new crime novelists

AM Heath is one of the UK’s major literary agents. It won’t be long before they are celebrating their 100th birthday and they have a very impressive author list. For … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

An international prize for unpublished novelists

I’ve just come across a new international prize for unpublished novelists. The Caledonian Novel Award 2015 is open to writers over the age of eighteen of any nationality and from … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

Have you got a book in you? Daydream no more – a chance to get published

Woman magazine and Accent Press Ltd are searching for a new star of contemporary women’s fiction. They are looking for novels by new, previously unpublished writers. The winner will recieve: … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

10 rules for writing a synopsis

I’m away for a few days so here is something from a year ago which I think is still interesting – synopsis training. The agent Carole Blake, author of From … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 10 Comments

Worst one line synopsis

Can you better this one: a rich man with issues falls for innocent young lass Can’t guess? Presume it is something you haven’t read (and never will read). No, it’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment


The agent Carole Blake, author of From Pitch to Publication says that any story can be boiled down to: What does the main character want, and what’s stopping them from … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

New Mass Market publishing opportunity for your brilliant idea

I’ve just discovered that Harlequin are appealing for submissions for their new digital series. They want manuscripts of 10,000 words or more and it’s not all frothy romances – see … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments