Jane NovakThe Agent Engagement: A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent

with Jane Novak 

Saturday 15 June 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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(Please note access is via stairs)

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 Jane Novak of Jane Novak Literary Agency
• 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


Jane Novak is a literary professional with over twenty years’ experience in bookselling and publishing. She is passionate about Australia’s local industry and the creation and promotion of Australian books and writers. Her agency represents writers across many genres and her clients include Helen Garner, Kate Grenville, Liz Byrski, David Malouf and Tim Flannery. www.janenovak.com

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


Please note


Jane Novak works with fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres except fantasy and horror. She is also interested in writing for children and young adults but cannot offer feedback on poetry, self-help or lifestyle books.

For more information visit www.janenovak.com


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.


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N.B. you will be charged a booking fee of 30 cents ($0.30)

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