The Agent Engagement: Young Adult and Middle Grade

w/ Danielle Binks

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.

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 6.30 – 7.30pm (Q&A session)
PLUS a 25-minute consultation on Saturday, 26 February 2022
(between 10am and 2pm AEDT)

Consultation fee: $ 395/ $ 335.75

This is a past course.

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.

Faber Writing Academy is excited to once again offer a version of The Agent Engagement tailored specifically for authors creating Young Adult and Middle Grade targeted works.

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.

There are strictly 7 appointment times available.

Writers you'll be working with:

Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks is a Melbourne-based writer and literary agent with Jacinta di Mase Management. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired by the #LoveOzYA movement, which won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+). The Year the Maps Changed, Danielle’s debut middle-grade…

Course outline

Your booking includes:

  • 25 minute one-to-one meeting with agent Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Management
  • A one-hour question and answer session ahead of your 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 times available on the half hour between 10am and 2pm AEDT.

Praise for this course

“Danielle is such a trusted voice in the industry that her positive view of my work is extremely helpful going forward.” 2020

“I felt that everything was covered very thoroughly. Both the notes prepared by Danielle before our meeting as well as her knowledge and ideas as we chatted our way through the meeting. She was friendly, easy to talk to, positive and helpful.” 2020


How to Book

This is a past course.