A video warm up for the party
Three of us came to the recent Agent's Party organized by SCBWI British Isles at the Theodore Bullfrog in Charing Cross. It's one of the key events of the SCBWI calendar and though two of us already had agents, we just couldn't bring outselves to sit out the buzz of what is always a consciousness raising evening (plus one gets a free glass of wine ... what more can one ask for?).
Jeannette Towey has posted a detailed report of last Thursday's steamy Agent's Party on her blog (and Julie Day blogged about it here) - this is just a photo caption report. And remember, all submission details are on the websites of the agents - and they find it "extremely annoying" when submissions are sent clearly without consulting the guidelines! You have been warned!
|Our panel of literary agents included: Zoe King of the Blair Partnership, Julian Friedman of Blake Friedman, Alice Williams of David Highams Associates, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht of The Bright Agency, Gillie Russell of Aitken Alexander, Claire Wilson from Rogers Coleridge and White|
|Standing room crowd included one bestselling children's author and several soon-to-be debuts still shopping for representation plus some people who already had agents but had no other social life|
|What advice would you give an author who's been waiting nine months for a response from an agent? "Chase us! We get busy"|
Thank you to Liz de Jager for organizing the thing, and to Benjamin Scott for being such an excellent moderator!