At times when you're neither in a pitch or a workshop, we have informal drop-in sessions and stalls for you to visit, where you can chat to organisations openly about the things they do and how they might be able to help you to further your career.
Drop-in with Theo Jones from The Society of Authors
Theo Jones is a Publishing Contracts Advisor at the Society of Authors where he works to support the organisation’s mission to protect the rights and further the interests of writers: from novelists to translators, playwrights to children’s book illustrators and academics to ghost-writers. As Secretary to the Scriptwriters Group he has particular expertise in representing members working across TV and film as well as emerging AV media.
The Found Fiction Project
Look out for the READ ME envelopes across Manchester Met on the day of the fair. As part of the #foundfiction project, writers from across the world have contributed short stories which are waiting for you to find them. If you stumble on one, share it on social media under the hashtag #foundfiction.
Bookseller Blackwell's will be selling titles by all the speakers and authors attending the National Creative Writing Graduate Fair, so you can take home some of their inspiring words.
Drop-in with Debbie Taylor from Mslexia
Debbie Taylor is the founder and Editorial Director of Mslexia magazine. Mslexia Publications is an independent not-for-profit publishing company dedicated to the promotion and publication of women’s writing.
Debbie can talk to you in this drop-in more specifically about submitting your work to magazines, what magazines are looking for, why it's a good starting point for many writers and which publications for which your writing may be suitable.
Writers and Artists Year Book
The best industry advice for writers and artists, Writers&Artists is an organisation that offers expert advice articles, inspirational author interviews, competitions, a lively online community and editorial services for every stage of your writing journey.