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Autumn Flash Sale Until Friday 30 September at 5 pm!

Autumn Flash Sale Until Friday 30 September at 5 pm!

  We are so excited about our Autumn Programme that we are giving 10% off a selection of courses happening in the first week. Use the code AUTUMNFLASH to receive your discount for the following courses: http://bit.ly/2MKit4jhttp://bit.ly/2NCmR53http://bit.ly/346k0Hohttp://bit.ly/2ZmTnPHhttp://bit.ly/2Zo0VSnhttp://bit.ly/2Zxs7t0

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How to Make Mistakes and Miraculously Still get Published by Sue Divin

How to Make Mistakes and Miraculously Still get Published by Sue Divin

  Sue Divin, IWC Novel Fair 2019 Finalist. I made every mistake possible writing my novel – but it worked. If you already have a Masters in Creative Writing and the money to pay for expensive literary consultancy manuscript reviews then please stop reading now. If you’re scared to admit you’re a writer, wonder what possessed you to start writing a novel in the first place and still haven’t a clue what ‘literary fiction’ is, then this is for you. And yes. You should consider entering the IWC Novel Fair 2020. I’m an agented writer and Guard Your Heart, my...

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Neil Sharpson on his Novel Fair Experience

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Neil Sharpson on his Novel Fair Experience

This year, I was fortunate enough to finally get signed by a literary agent, the redoubtable Jennie Goloboy of the Donald Maas Literary Agency for my novel The Caspian Sea, (a Cold War spy thriller set two hundred years in the future, think what John Le Carré might write after a night doing absinthe with Philip K. Dick). And earlier this year I had the absolute privilege of being one of 12 novelists chosen for Novel Fair. So it’s been a good year. And given that, I thought it might be a good idea to sit down and write a...

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NOVEL FAIR NEWS

NOVEL FAIR NEWS

“I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.” – wrote Sylvia Plath. How many aspiring writers have sent off their manuscript with a heart full of hope only to face rejection once again? Indeed our own Maeve Binchy once wrote that before she became successful, she could paper her living room walls with all of the rejection letters she had received. Imagine then if budding novelists had a unique opportunity to bypass the dreaded manuscript slush pile, to pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of venerated publishers and agents? This is...

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Introducing our Marian Keyes Young Writer Award Summer 2019 winners

Introducing our Marian Keyes Young Writer Award Summer 2019 winners

Say hello to Mia Colleran and Rose Keating, who have been awarded the Marian Keyes Young Writer Award Summer 2019! The award, kindly sponsored by IWC Ambassador Marian Keyes, encourages and supports young writers in the development of their artistic practice.   Mia has fulfilled her childhood dream to work in a bookshop and can be found pottering around the Poetry section in Dubray. When she’s not working, she is reviewing books for The Irish Times or trying to – kindly – force people to read books that she believes are wonderful. She writes non-fiction and prose poetry. Rose is a...

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