We’re offering 12 informal workshop sessions for up to 12 attendees per session, with editors from Simon & Schuster UK. These leading industry figures will provide guidance, advice and support to new writers, answer their burning questions and diffuse some of the mystique around writing and publishing.

We have included the list of fiction, non-fiction and children’s editors taking part in the event below. If you would like to attend the event, we ask that you please select a first and second choice of editor you would like to be matched with, based on the genre of writing you are passionate about.

The events will take place online between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 26 June, via Zoom, and each session will last an hour. At the end of the day, from 4pm to 5pm, all the participants will get the chance to join a public-facing Zoom session where all of the editors will come together to lay out their top tips and answer audience questions.

In line with our aim to make cultural engagement more accessible, we are keen for participants to live or work in the North of England. If you are an aspiring debut author working on a manuscript, you won’t want to miss this event. Your idea might just be what the editors are looking for!

Please submit your application by 5pm on Tuesday 15 June and we will let you know if you have obtained a place in one of the workshops by Friday 18 June.

More information about Simon & Schuster UK is available at simonandschuster.co.uk.

The full list of editors taking part in the event is available here.

To apply, please fill in the form here.