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October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm

Are you a new writer aspiring to publication? Would you like the opportunity to make connections with the publishing/commissioning world, learn how the industry works from its experts and hone the creative and practical skills needed to enter it? 

Comma Press invite you to attend their National Creative Writing Industry Conference, in partnership with The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Taking place online from the 26th - 30th October, this conference is committed to providing participants with a unique introduction to the publishing industry and its professionals.

This week long event will run online during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting on Day 1 with an author keynote speech and continuing with daily panel discussions that are free and open to the public. Ticketed packages (available for Day 2 + 3 or Day 4 + 5) include a choice of one workshop and one meeting with a literary agent to pitch your work and receive feedback. 

Featuring a brilliant line-up of authors, agents, and publishers, we tailor to every type of writer across levels, forms and genres. 

Head to the What's On 2020 page to view this year's exciting new programme, and the Schedule page to see how the week will look.

And head to the Digital Content tab for interviews, past conference recordings, and tips on how to bag yourself an agent and get published!

Visit the event's website here. 


October 26 @ 8:00 am
October 30 @ 5:00 pm
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