The Agent Engagement (YA and Middle Grade): A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent

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.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Consultation fee: $250/ $210 alumni

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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.


Writers you'll be working with:

Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks is a Melbourne-based writer, reviewer, book blogger, Youth Literature Advocate 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+) and was shortlisted in…

Course outline

Your booking comprises a 25 minute one-to-one meeting with agent Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Management

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

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Make your submission here:

Once you have booked you have until Sunday 8 November 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 as a single file 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.

Enter your submission here.

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