TLC Conference and Writing Competition
We would like to remind you about the two deadlines for The Literary Consultancy’s Writing in a Digital Age conference 7th-8th June.
22nd May: deadline for delegates wishing to submit to the Pen Factor writing competition or the Audience Story-time.
4th June: for those not submitting to Pen Factor or Audience Storytime, 4th June is the last day TLC will be accepting bookings for the Conference, unless tickets sell out before. They are currently at 70% capacity so don’t miss out.
Click here for the full conference programme, competition details, speaker line-up and booking.
PEN FACTOR: Those shortlisted for the Pen Factor writing competition, run in association with the new ebook conversion platform BookFlower, will be judged by a heavyweight line-up of agents, publishers and other industry professionals from traditional and digi worlds, including Dan Franklin (Random House), Larry Finlay (Transworld), Gordon Wise (Curtis Brown), Jonathan Conway (The Agency Group) and Jennifer Custer (A.M.Heath). This is a great chance for your work to be taken seriously by top people working within the publishing industry. In addition, the Pen Factor shortlisted titles will be involved in a unique collaboration with Media Futures and Perera to produce a “Book Hackday” at the Free Word Centre in November. It will bring together content creators, technologists and designers interested in innovation in publishing to rapidly develop concepts and prototypes.
AUDIENCE STORYTIME: In this session TLC will hear back from a selection of last year’s Audience Story-time presenters, and will be inviting 2013 delegates to send in a brief summary about their experiments with non-traditional routes to publication: TLC want to hear success stories, or otherwise. This session will be moderated by Jon Slack and Rebecca Swift, and there will be the chance to ask questions in an open forum.
THE FULL LINE-UP:
AUTHORS AND EDITORS: AUDREY NIFFENEGGER, DR. ALISON BAVERSTOCK,
DAVID GAUGHRAN, KATE PULLINGER, MOLLY FLATT, ORNA ROSS, ROBERT
MCCRUM THE OBSERVER, SALLY O-J, TOBY LICHTIG TLS, TOM CHIVERS,
WENDY TOOLE SfEP, PUBLISHERS AND AGENTS: ANDREW FRANKLIN PROFILE
BOOKS, DAN FRANKLIN RANDOM HOUSE, GORDON WISE CURTIS BROWN,
JENNIFER CUSTER A M HEATH, JOHN MITCHINSON UNBOUND, JONATHAN
CONWAY THE AGENCY GROUP, SCOTT PACK THE FRIDAY PROJECT, STEFAN
TOBLER AND OTHER STORIES, STEVE BOHME BOWKER PLUS ALISON FLOOD
THE GUARDIAN, BARBARA THIELE EPUBLI, BILL THOMPSON BBC, CHRIS
McVEIGH, CHRIS MEADE IF:BOOKUK, CLARE REDDINGTON iSHED, JOANNA
ELLIS THE LITERARY PLATFORM, JON SLACK AMPHORA ARTS, KRISTEN
HARRISON THE CURVED HOUSE, MICHAEL KOWALSKI BOOKFLOWER, PREENA
GADHER RIOT COMMUNICATIONS, REBECCA SWIFT TLC, SAM MISSINGHAM
THE BOOKSELLER, SANDEEP MAHAL READING AGENCY