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The Chip Lit Agent Pitch event is back!

books 757313Are you brave enough to have your manuscript critiqued in front of an audience?

Back by popular demand, literary agent Carole Blake teams up with Jane Wenham-Jones for this interactive ‘reality show’ event (at Chipping Norton Literary Festival, Oxfordshire).

Click here for details and to submit the first 1,000 words of your novel (by 20th March 2015).

We’ll invite five shortlisted writers to pitch their work to Carole on the day (Saturday 25th April) so you must ensure that you will be available on that day before you submit your extract.

The audience will listen as Carole critiques each piece, before opening it up for audience question and answers.

Are you ready for the Dragons’ Den of the literary world?

Full details for the event are at

Chipping Norton Literature Festival critique competition

CNLF comp pageSeeking a way around the slush pile? Brave enough to have your manuscript critiqued in front of an audience? Whether you’re ready to throw your hat in the ring, or just want to pick up tips for your own writing, this event is one for aspiring authors everywhere.

Literary agent Carole Blake (pictured right) teams up with author of Wannabe a Writer? Jane Wenham-Jones for this interactive ‘reality show’ event.  Submit 1,000 words of your novel in the form below by the end of February 2014 for the chance to win one of five places.

Click here for full details, terms and conditions, and the entry form.

Bid for charity goodies – in aid of the Philippines

phil_badge21351: Jane Wenham-Jones books and writing advice

The Authors for Philippines website has a staggering 479 items for auction and Jane is honoured to be no.351 – details below. All the proceeds go to the Philippines appeal.

Bidding finishes tomorrow, 20th November, so please do take a look and you never know, Jane could be mentoring you!


She says:


ITEM: A copy each of Wannabe a Writer? and Wannabe a Writer We’ve Heard Of? (Not to be mistaken for the same thing!) Signed to you or a friend (think useful Christmas gift for someone misguided enough to want to join the ranks)

PLUS half an hour of telephone or skype writing* advice – which can be a general chat or feedback on a short story or first chapter of a novel.

* NB: I am a frustrated agony aunt proper – if you want to spill the beans about your complex personal life instead, that’s fine too. 🙂

Part Two is here! :-)

Yes – here is part two of the Wannabeawriter TV show and I so hope you enjoy it. Please leave a comment, please tell your friends, and if you fancy being on a future programme then do fill in the application form. 🙂

Thank you again for all the great comments and enthusiasm we’ve received so far – we are hugely grateful.

all best and happy writing


PS and while I’m at it, this is a great campaign too.

I was at the fab launch at Foyles last week and think the whole concept is a stroke of genius, frankly….


Thrilled to say – Here We Are! The long awaited (by me, anyway) TV Pilot of Wannabe a Writer? Please watch the first part of the programme,   have a poke around the blog (for which I am so grateful, as always, to the ever-brilliant Morgen Bailey ) and let us know what you think!

Thanks for visiting – look forward to hearing from you


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