The Publisher Package 2022

w/ Annette Barlow

Navigating the literary marketplace can be daunting for new and emerging writers. This unique package will give you an experience of the industry that is normally reserved for writers represented by an agent or already signed by a publisher. This is the ideal professional development program for aspiring writers.

Individual 25-minute consultations on Saturday, 21 May 2022. Consultations times will be AEST.

$395 / $335.75 alumni

This is a past course.

In this rare opportunity you will meet with one of Australia’s leading publishers, who will provide feedback in person on the state of your manuscript. During this 25-minute session, the publisher will be able to answer your queries about the viability of the work in progress and where it could potentially land in the market.

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.

Please note Annette is unable to give feedback on sci-fi, children’s books or poetry.

Writers you'll be working with:

Annette Barlow

Annette Barlow has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years, in bookshops, in sales, in editorial and for over 20 years as a publisher. Her list comprises fiction titles, including the twice Miles Franklin-winner Alex Miller and many successful writers of commercial fiction such as Kate Morton, Fleur MacDonald, Minette Walters and Tony Jones….

Course outline

Your booking includes:

• A 25 minute one-on-one meeting with Annette Barlow, who will have read your work before the 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.

Praise for this course

“Annette is a generous, welcoming tutor who made me feel at ease right from the get go. Her feedback was gold.” (2019)

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This is a past course.