Jacinta di MaseThe Agent Engagement: A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent
FULLY BOOKED - use the booking button to join the waitlist

with Jacinta di Mase

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $250/ $210 alumni

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.

In this unique opportunity, you will be given feedback on your work and whether your manuscript is sound for submission. You'll also have the chance to discuss where your work fits into the current marketplace and be able to consult with a leading literary agent about what your next steps should be.

Your booking includes:

• 30 minute one-to-one meeting with agent Jacinta di Mase of Jacinta di Mase Management
• Refreshments on arrival.

There are strictly 7 appointment times available on the half hour between 10am and 2pm. 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.


Please note


Jacinta’s expertise is in the areas of quality commercial fiction and non-fiction including memoir, biography, history, politics, current affairs. She is not able to offer feedback on poetry, short stories, self-help, speculative fiction or horror.

For more information about books on the Jacinta di Mase Management list visit website: jacintadimase.com.au


How to apply


Once you have secured a booking, applicants have until Sunday 26 May at midnight 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 (maximum 10,000 words). Please submit material as a .doc file, Times New Roman font, 12pt and minimum 1.5pt line spacing. Submissions should be emailed to faberwritingacademy@allenandunwin.com.


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N.B. you will be charged a booking fee of 50 cents ($0.50).

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