Friday 10 December 12:00 pm UK time - 1: 00 pm
Masterclass on Getting Publish with Literary Agent Kemi Ogunsanwo
Kemi will be giving tips on how you prepare your work for submission to agents or publishers and discussing ways to address under-representation in publishing.
This workshop is for a small group of emerging women writers from the UK and South Africa. If you would be interested in claiming one of the UK places, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short outline of how the workshop will benefit your writing at this stage. Deadline for expression of interest is 12 pm Friday 3rd December. This workshop will take place on Zoom, we will send joining instructions after confirming your place.
We welcome authors who identify with our aim of celebrating and supporting women’s writing in ways that reconcile with their understanding of their own gender identity. This includes trans women, non-binary and cis women writers. We do not require any statement beyond an author’s self-identification and interpret a booking or expression of interest as confirmation of that identification.
Kemi Ogunsanwo is an agent for The Good Literary Agency, a social enterprise literary agency dedicated to increasing opportunities for representation for all writers under-represented in mainstream publishing including writers of colour, disability, LGBTQ+, working class and anyone else who feels like their story isn’t being told in mainstream publishing. Kemi is particularly drawn to distinctive voices in narrative non-fiction, compelling memoirs, true crime, pop science, motivational/self-help written by experts in their field; mission driven or unique stories that start conversations and have broad commercial appeal. She is also building a bespoke list of upmarket fiction and is particularly drawn to global stories, generational sagas, coming-of-age and YA