How to get published

Breaking through the barrier of publication can be tough for any would be writer. It's not just the drafting and redrafting of that first novel, memoir, or history book.

Getting attention for your work is challenging, time consuming and requires resilience and self belief.

Sidmouth Literary Festival is offering new authors the chance to get the very best advice about the highs and lows of publishing at a How to get published seminar on the first day of the festival, Friday 10 June.

We have a great line up with two leading commissioning editors from Penguin Viking and Pan Macmillan teaming up with a leading self publishing house and two literary agents.

The three hour session ( with a break in the middle) gives you the chance to hear from the experts, ask questions and also get one to one feedback on your work in Part 2 of this event.

If you want to submit a 500 word extract from something you are working on please may sure you submit it by Friday 20 May by email to: Jane is our writer in residence and can speak at first hand about the route to publication and recognition.

Her novel My Husband's Wife is out in August as is published by Penguin Viking.