Hosted by New Writing North in partnership with The Literary Consultancy (TLC); with thanks to Bradford Literature Festival and University of Bradford for their support

New Writing North and The Literary Consultancy (TLC) are delighted to be visiting Bradford as we launch the 2020 Northern Writers’ Awards.

This roadshow will include sessions on the author-agent relationship and finding outlets for new work, as well as offering essential advice for novelists and poets considering applying for the Northern Writers’ Awards and other opportunities.

Confirmed speakers include the novelist, poet and editor Jacob Ross; Aki Schilz from TLC; Northern Writers’ Awards winners Kit Fan and Karen Powell; and Amandeep Singh from the Blair Partnership literary agency.

Independent publisher Dead Ink will be present to tell us more about Test Signal, an exciting opportunity for writers based in the North of England to be considered for a new anthology.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Tickets cost £5. A limited number of free tickets are available to people for whom this is prohibitive. Please contact Grace Keane

One-to-ones with a publishing professional

A limited number of one-to-one sessions are available to request. If you’re interested in a advisory chat with a publishing professional, please complete the form here. You must have booked for the event to be allocated a one-to-one session. On the form, you will be asked to provide:

  • A short synopsis of the writing project you’re working on
  • A 500 word extract, ideally from the beginning of the manuscript

We will be closing the form on Monday 14 November and will allocate one-to-one sessions by Friday 18 November. If more one-to-ones are requested than there are spaces available, we will try to match the most appropriate work to the expertise of the publishing professionals available.

The Northern Writers’ Awards are produced by New Writing North with support from Northumbria University, Arts Council England and a range of industry partners. The awards support work-in-progress by writers based in the North of England.

Click here to book for the Bradford Roadshow