Propel: Beat the Slushpile with Sallyanne Sweeney
Starts: Sat 5 Oct 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
This workshop will cover how to write a winning query letter, synopsis and pitch, along with an overview of the publishing industry. With feedback on each participant’s material you will leave armed with everything you need to ensure a stand-out submission
and the opportunity to ask an agent anything you’ve ever wanted to know.
Sallyanne Sweeney is a literary agent at Mulcahy Associates in London. She is building her list of authors and illustrators for children (picture books to Young Adult) and adults. Awards her clients have won or been shortlisted for include the Irish Book Awards, Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Sainsbury's Children’s Book Awards. Passionate about the editorial side of agenting, Sallyanne enjoys both working with debuts and helping established authors take their careers to the next level. Her fiction tastes are wide-ranging, from the literary to the very commercial, but she is always excited by a distinctive voice, strong storytelling and a fresh premise. In non-fiction, Sallyanne is interested in memoirs, food writing and thought-provoking narrative non-fiction.
*Participants will be asked to submit their cover letters for review ahead of time and to bring their pitch, synopsis and opening of their manuscript (first 100 words max) along on the day.