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The Publisher Package

Angela Meyerwith Angela Meyer

Individual 25-minute consultations


Consultation fee: $395 / $335 alumni

Navigating the literary marketplace can be daunting for new and emerging writers. This unique package will give you an experience of the industry that is normally reserved for writers represented by an agent or already signed by a publisher. This is the ideal professional development program for aspiring writers.

In this rare opportunity you will meet with one of Australia’s leading publishers and authors, who will provide feedback in person on the state of your manuscript. During this 25-minute session, the publisher will be able to answer your queries about the viability of the work in progress and where it could potentially land in the market.

In addition, on completion of this meeting, you will receive a professional copy-edit on your submitted work from a Senior Editor, which will not only help improve your copy but give you an insight into how the editorial process works for books heading to market.

Your booking includes:

• a 25 minute one-on-one meeting with Angela Meyer, who will have read your work before the meeting
Copy edit on a 3000-word sample of your manuscript by a Senior Editor
• A complimentary copy of an A&U publication.
• On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber Writing Academy courses and books from the Allen & Unwin website.

There are strictly 7 appointment places available for this program. Book soon to avoid disappointment.

About the Publisher

Angela Meyer is a writer and editor. She has held various positions in the book industry, has worked in-house as an editor and publisher, and now freelances for a range of publishers and individual clients. Her own writing has been widely published, including in Best Australian Stories, Island, The Big Issue, The Australian, The Lifted Brow and Kill Your Darlings. A Superior Spectre, her debut novel (Ventura Press, ANZ & Saraband, UK) was shortlisted for five literary awards, and her novella, Joan Smokes (Saraband), won the inaugural Mslexia Novella Competition. She grew up in Northern NSW and lives in Melbourne.

Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.

How to book:

Once you make your booking we will contact you to make a specific time for your meeting and send you details on how to submit your writing sample and other information.

You will need to submit 20-pages or two chapters of your manuscript (whichever is the shorter), preferably continuous and from the beginning of your manuscript. This should be typed, 12 point and double spaced. Please include in the same document a brief synopsis or dot-point breakdown of your story (no more than a page) including the genre, a two-line 'elevator pitch', a brief biography, intended readership and examples of competing and complementary titles.

Please note Angela is unable to give feedback on children’s books or poetry.

Please carefully consider what you send us as we will not accept a different or updated writing sample at a later date.

For further information contact Faber Writing Academy: or phone (02) 8425 0171