Find An Agent
PREPARE YOUR MANUSCRIPT AND FIND THE BEST AGENT FOR YOU AND YOUR WORK

This process is scary. Writers’ HQ helps make the process feel less awful and much more fun.

Claire Wade
Publishing 101: Find An Agent
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First month £10!
First month half price!

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Four week course - or take as long as you need

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I wish I had found this course sooner.

Seriously. This course never felt like it talked down to me and gave me the swift kick in the pants that apparently, I needed.

Thank you.

Cheryl Werber
Plotstormers II
Brilliant!

I started this having spent about a year trying to edit. I had cut a couple of chapters I knew needed to go but mostly I fiddled with my manuscript on a sentence level, not really sure what needed to go and nothing really progressed because the the size of the problem I felt lay ahead and a bit intimidated by not knowing where to start on it. This has been a massive step forward and although I’m still not 100% confident I’m on the write track, I feel I’ve built myself a template and a checklist and it’s now in more realistically bite-sized chunks which feels a lot less daunting.

Anna Biggs
Plotstormers II
Plotstormers II

A perfect follow on from Plotstormers. After having problems with my own novel, this course has allowed me to believe in my writing again. Top marks all round

Della Griffiths
Plotstormers II
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Learn the ins and outs and wtfs of submitting your book to agents - where to find one and how to get one.
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Perfect and polish your manuscript and submissions package until they shine.
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Half of Writers’ HQ

Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel

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Find An Agent

Prepare your manuscript and find the best agent match for you and your work

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£20/month. Access all membership courses First month half price!

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[/us_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069335-6de171b6-a2c0a86d-5c21″ title=”COURSE HOME”][vc_column_text]It’s time. You’ve spent hundreds of hours writing and editing and polishing your story. It’s ready to become a Real Life Book-Shaped Thing. So now what? Where do you start? How do you find the right agent? How do you package up your manuscript so it won’t end up at the bottom of the slush pile? What even IS a slush pile? Well, that’s what this course is for – duh. Don’t jump the gun. Too many (ie: most) writers send off their manuscript far too early – before they’ve properly prepared, done their research, and put together a professional submission. Spend four weeks learning how to prepare your manuscript for submission, find a suitable agent who’s going to love your work, and navigate the dos and don’ts of publication.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069387-b07b8985-01f7a86d-5c21″ title=”CURRICULUM”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WEEK 1: ARE YOU READY FOR SUBMISSION? 
  • How do you know when you’re ready to submit your manuscript?
  • Can you pitch your story like a boss?
  • What are agents really looking for?
  • And how do you hoik up your pants and find the guts to start sending you work out?
WEEK 2: WHERE THE HECK DO YOU START?
  • The whys, whos, whens and whats of submitting
  • How do you find your perfect agent?
  • How do you approach them and what do you say?
  • Build your Agent Finding Action Plan
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  • The dos and don’ts of getting an agent
  • How to make your manuscript sparkle
  • How to make your book stand out
  • The Checklist of Preparation (dun dun dunnnn)
WEEK 4: SUCCESS, FAILURE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
  • How to deal with rejection and forge your own path in the scary, exhilarating world of Being An Author
  • What happens once you’ve found an agent
  • What if trad publishing isn’t for you?
  • Next steps
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  • Help and advice from award-winning authors and literary agents
  • Daily inspiration, whip-cracking, advice and essential publishing info.
  • Access to our private forum full of super cool people to help and support you along the way, including Team WHQ, our specially-picked and hand-baked gang of badass writers.
  • Four weeks of exercises, advice and resources to help you build the best possible submission package.
  • Extensive content and step-by-step guides to finding the perfect agent for you and your novel.
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Give your writing and writing habit a vigorous shakedown. Ooer.

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Finish the course with a regular, sustainable writing practice.

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Join our lovely little online community to support you through starting, middling, finishing and beyond.

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