Getting Published: A Masterclass with Literary Agent Clare Conville

Online course


Led by leading literary agent, Clare Conville, founder of agency C&W, we’ve put together a half-day course to give you the inside track on how to get published, and you’ll get the chance to pick the brain of one of the industry's most respected figures who represents bestselling writers including Matt Haig, Rachel Joyce and SJ Watson to Booker Prize winner, DBC Pierre. 

Over the course of an intensive four hours of talks, you will receive the inside track on the business of getting published - from the art of the covering letter and crafting a compelling sequence of chapters to the narrative mistakes you need to avoid. In addition, you will hear from Clare on the editing process - as well as receiving her expert view on how to catch the eye of the industry.

The course is suitable for writers of fiction and non-fiction as well as those eager to understand how the mysterious business of representation and publication really works.


  • 10am -11am: Finding an agent: the dos and don'ts
  • 11am -12pm: The publishing and editing process 
  • 12pm -1pm: Building a social profile, creative writing courses and catching the eye of the industry
  • 1pm - 2pm: Ask Me Anything with Clare Conville 

About C&W

Founded in 2000 as Conville & Walsh, C&W is a leading international literary agency based in the UK. They represent an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, scientists, historians, travel writers, biographers and children’s authors. C&W has a well-established track record of nurturing talented newcomers and re-launching established authors; working closely with all clients to provide solid advice and support from pitch to publication; and offering expert representation in all media, markets and languages across the world. As a small group of agents, they have decades of experience in every genre and area of publishing. 

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