Jacinta di MaseReady to submit? Personalised feedback on your manuscript

with Literary Agent, Jacinta di Mase

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Course fee: $210

Once you've finished polishing your manuscript, the next step is to submit it to agents and publishers. But it's hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready for that step – an opinion from an expert is invaluable. In this consultation, you'll be given feedback on your work and whether or not it's ready to submit. You'll also have the chance to discuss where your work fits into the current marketplace and be able to talk about what your next steps should be.

Your booking includes:
• 25 minutes of one-to-one time with agent Jacinta di Mase of Jacinta di Mase Management.
• Refreshment on arrival
• 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 times available on the day between 10am and 1.30pm (last appointment is at 1pm). Book soon to avoid disappointment.

About the Agent

After more than 20 years’ experience in the book industry, Jacinta di Mase started her own agency in 2004.

Jacinta has a background in book selling and publishing, and worked for ten years in two of Australia’s premier literary agencies: Australian Literary Management (ALM), and Jenny Darling & Associates. She graduated with distinction from the RMIT Graduate Diploma of Editing & Publishing (1996) and studied Copyright Law at Melbourne University. Jacinta was a member of the Australia Council for the Arts Visiting International Publishers Program Committee 2013-2016. She is the past President of the Australian Literary Agents’ Association (ALAA), a current member of the RMIT Program Advisory Committee for the Master of Writing and Publishing, and ALAA representative for the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative working across industry to make ‘inclusive by design’ a reality for Australian readers with a print disability.

Jacinta di Mase Management is committed to the creation of quality books that engage, entertain and inspire. Agency staff have a good track record for spotting works with commercial potential and working with creators to maximise that potential. The agency represents a diverse range of award-winning, and emerging writers and illustrators across all areas of the publishing market including fiction, non-fiction, and books for children and young adults.

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

How to Apply -

Book using the book button below, after which we will be in contact with you to book an exact appointment time for your 25 minute meeting which will be in a half hour slot between 10am and 1:30pm.

Once you have secured a booking, you will have until Saturday 8 September to submit: a brief synopsis (no more than a page) along with genre, intended readership and examples of competing and complementary titles. This should be sent in with twenty pages or two chapters of your manuscript (whichever is the shorter). Please submit material as a .doc file, Times New Roman font, 12pt and minimum 1.5pt line spacing.

Please note Jacinta's expertise is in the areas of quality commercial fiction, non-fiction (including history, politics, current affairs etc.), picture books for children and junior fiction for younger readers. She is not able to offer feedback on poetry, short stories, self-help, or horror. For more information about books on the Jacinta di Mase Management list visit the website.

N.B. you will be charged a booking fee of 30 cents ($0.30). If you have done a course with us before, you qualify for our alumni discount so add your promotional code at the checkout to receive 15% off the full price, or ring us if you do not know the code on 02 8425 0171.
After making your booking you will receive a follow-up email explaining how to submit your material.

For further information contact Faber Writing Academy:
faberwritingacademy@allenandunwin.com or (02) 8425 0171