The Times: Eager for recognition and acceptance, beginners with a manuscript are dazzled by a promise of publication. Useful article in The Times Online here for all aspiring authors. It can also be read on the Times App (Money Section) which is available for a free 30 day trial and in the papers today.
Mark Bridge has spoken to the Brit Writers themselves, Catherine Cooper (winner of the 2010 Brit Writers’ Awards), Debi Alper, a judge in the 2010 awards and writers who have experienced the BWA publishing programme.
He has also consulted with authors, the Writers & Artists Yearbook (Bloomsbury) and Jonny Geller from Curtis Brown about the kosher and the dodgy.
Mark also submitted ‘work’ of his own to publishers advertising for manuscripts and poetry, in an effort to help aspiring authors navigate the publishing minefield. See how he fared…