The Creative Writing team at Brunel is thrilled to announce The Creative Writing Prize in partnership with the Good Literary Agency. The prize is open to all Brunel MA Creative Writing students who are submitting their dissertation projects in 2022. The Good Literary Agency is a social enterprise literary agency dedicated to increasing opportunities for representation for all writers under-represented in mainstream publishing including writers of colour, disability, LGBTQ+, working class and anyone else who feels like their story isn’t being told in mainstream publishing.
“We at TGLA are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the MA in Creative Writing at Brunel University. As literary agents on the lookout for a diverse range of fiction & non-fiction, we are excited about the wealth of literary talent coming out of Brunel University. We hope we can provide invaluable industry insight that will equip the students with knowledge to take forward into their careers in publishing, and hope this is an amazing opportunity for the 2022 winner.”
Kemi Ogunsanwo at TGLA
The partnership comprises three key stages:
1. Demystifying Publishing
This online event in March will provide students with the opportunity to hear details about the book publishing industry and ask questions of TGLA agents. The event will also be open to Brunel third year BA single and joint honours Creative Writing students.
2. Pitch Session
MA students will be given the opportunity to pitch their work to an agent from TGLA. Each student will have approximately ten minutes to pitch their work and receive feedback or ask questions.
3. Sample submission
Students are invited to submit the first three chapters of their novel or memoir (to a maximum of 8000 words) with a one page synopsis. A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up before the winner is confirmed, likely just before Christmas 2022.
The Good Literary Agency Prize winner 2022 will receive:
- A full manuscript read (should they decide to complete the book)
- A comprehensive set of editorial notes
- A 1 on 1 session with an agent
- The potential to be offered representation by TGLA once the manuscript is completed
TGLA website: https://www.thegoodliteraryagency.org/
Brunel MA in Creative Writing programme: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/creative-writing-ma