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How to find a literary agent with Juliet Mushens

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An unmissable masterclass with leading literary agent Juliet Mushens, with advice on everything from editing your manuscript to preparing the perfect submissions package.

If you’re a new writer, the process of getting your novel into print might seem a bit daunting. This unique masterclass with leading literary agent Juliet Mushens will demystify the publishing process and reveal what agents look for in fiction submissions.

In the space of three hours, you’ll learn how to edit your manuscript, pitch your novel to an agent and prepare the perfect submissions package.

With plenty of time for questions and some practical activities, this is a class budding authors won’t want to miss.This online workshop is part of our new autumn programme of digital masterclasses that we are offering. To help you go back to school with a fresh perspective, we are offering a very limited supply of introductory tickets for each event, discounted up to 20% – once they’re gone, they’re gone!

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  • What is a literary agent – what do they do and why do you need one?
  • How to research potential agents and decide who might be the best person to represent you
  • What do agents look for in submissions?
  • How to write a killer cover letter and synopsis
  • Expert advice on editing your manuscript
  • Advice on pitching your book to agents – and giving it the best possible change of being accepted
  • Discussion of pitches and blurbs for famous books
  • Practical session – after explaining how to write a pitch, selected attendees volunteer to read aloud their elevator pitch, with opportunity for feedback on the evening

Tutor profile

Juliet Mushens is a literary agent whose authors range from international bestsellers such as Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist and The Muse), Stacey Halls (The Familiars and The Foundling) and Taran Matharu (the Summoner trilogy) to Pointless presenter and debut novelist Richard Osman. Juliet runs her own literary agency, Mushens Entertainment. She has been shortlisted for literary agent of the year four times, and is the number one ranked UK dealmaker on Publisher’s Marketplace. Her book Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction was published by Hodder in 2015. She tweets @mushenska.

You will be sent a link to the webinar 1hr before the start time of 6.30pm (GMT).

This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

6.30pm GMT | 7.30pm CEST | 10.30am PST | 1.30pm EST

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible but please contact us at masterclasses@theguardian.com if you have any queries or concerns.

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