The Write Stuff

  • The Write Stuff

    Taking place in Author HQ, this Dragon’s Den-style panel event sees six authors pitch their books to a panel of literary agents in front of the Author HQ audience for the chance to win a follow up meeting with an agent.

    At LBF 2019, the panel of judges included representatives from Eve White, Felicity Bryan Associates, LBA and The BKS Agency.

    Each year, we see this event growing increasingly popular, as the success stories from previous attendees mount!

    How does it work?

    Authors have three minutes each to pitch – to introduce themselves and present their work. The judging panel will then provide on-the-spot feedback to each pitch, as well as the authors’ writing, having received in advance of the competition sample chapters of each finalist’s work.

    How to enter

    Stay tuned for information about The Write Stuff at LBF 2020.

  • 2018 Winner – Michele Sagan

    After much deliberation, the judges awarded this year’s Write Stuff prize to Michele Sagan, who pitched her psychological thriller A Coffin Full of Lies.  Michele chose to have her follow up meeting with literary agent Julia Silk, MBA. Congratulations to Michele, and all the authors who took part.

    Previous Winners

    LBF welcomed back the 2017 winner, Rochelle Bugg, who spoke about her year since her competition win. She also shared the news that she’s about to secure a publishing deal!  This news came hot on the heels of the news that 2016 winner Natalie Hart’s novel, Pieces of Me, had been snapped up by Legend Press.

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