Paula Campbell, Poolbeg Publishing
Meet The Publisher
… want to be seen one day on World Book Day …
on the web … in bookstores?
This is an amazing opportunity to avail of … and as it is via ZOOM again …. international writers are welcome to submit a synopsis. Your investment to meet a publisher is €50.
In 2013, Caroline Busher and Joan Brady bypassed the slush pile and placed their sample chapters directly into the hands of Trace Literary Agency, who then went on to secure them both a book deal with Poolbeg Press.
We congratulate Pamela Hobbs who met Paula at the 2018 Wexford Literary Festival’s Meet The Publisher. She has recently been told that she has secured a THREE BOOK publishing deal with Poolbeg Press. Congratulations Pamela!
Hannah McGiven in 2019 who has been exponentially rising as a star throughout 2020!
TWO from the 2020 interviews have received contracts!!! Names will be released later.
Successful applicants will be given a ten-minute slot with Paula Campbell, Publisher, Poolbeg Press
and this will be conducted using ZOOM.
The publisher will NOT have read your synopsis. That is used to cull the applicants and so go into your pitch knowing that they know NOTHING.
Terms and Conditions:
You are to write a synopsis or summary of your story ;
an extract that shows your writing style, perhaps in the context of your overview of the storyline;
why you believe your work should be selected;
around a page max.
It is your pitch to make a panel want to select YOUR book/YOU as one of the prospective authors to be interviewed by Paula Campbell. On the day, the Publisher WILL NOT have read your Synopsis.
Submissions are accepted from 4 March – 31 May, 2021
Payment of €50 via online bank transfer. We will EMAIL you our bank details once we have received your synopsis.
In the bank transfer put your LAST name +MTP
Submit your synopsis to : firstname.lastname@example.org, and reference it as follows:
SUBJECT: Meet The Publisher + your name.
Attach your synopsis to that email.
Open internationally. Any travel or other expenses incurred are the applicants.
MAXIMUM of 24 writers.
Successful applicants will be notified by late-June by email.
Applicants must have 3 sample chapters (Up to 6,000 words maximum) available to show the publisher.