The Festival of Romance taking place in Bedford next month is providing a unique chance for writers to pitch their novels live to a panel of publishers. On the panel listening to and giving live feedback to the pitches will be editors from Mills and Boon who publish across many genres and romantic fiction ebook specialist Escape Press. The panel is completed by editors from erotic romance publisher Total-E-Bound as well as inspirational romance publisher Rose and Crown and chaired by literary agent Kate Nash. Those brave enough to pitch their work should come prepared with a opening excerpt of not more than 500 words as well as a 500 word synopsis of the whole story. “I’ve been on a panel for a live pitching session like this before,” says literary agent Kate Nash. “I think writers will learn as much from the panel feedback on all the pitches, not just their own, so it is well worth attending even if you don’t want to pitch work yourself.” The Pitch Your Novel event takes place at Bedford Corn Exchange on Sunday 18th November from 10am to 11.30am. Tickets are £5 and available online from http://festivalofromance12.eventbrite.com/ or from the Bedford Box Office 01234 269519.
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