Meet The Publisher

Meet The Publisher

Saturday 6th July, 2019       10am – 12.30pm

The Presentation Centre

We are delighted to announce the return of Wexford Literary Festival’s Meet the Publisher! This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for writers to meet a literary publisher and pitch their manuscript!

In 2013 and 2018, this event resulted in a number of success stories – 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!

Successful applicants will be given a ten-minute slot with Paula Campbell, Publisher, Poolbeg Press. 

Terms and Conditions:

Your Submission:

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 12 to be interviewed by Paula Campbell.


Submissions are accepted from 14 – 28 June, 2019.

Submit to :

SUBJECT: Meet The Professional + your name.

All applicants must hold a FULL FESTIVAL Ticket to apply. 

In your submission advise us of your Ticket Purchase number. 

10 Euro Entry.

Limited to one entry per application.

Open internationally. All travel expenses incurred are the applicants.

Applicants must have 3 sample chapters (Up to 6,000 words maximum) with them on July 6th,  to pass to Paula. 

MAXIMUM of 12 writers. 

Successful applicants will be notified July 3rd, 2019 by email.

Good luck!

Paula Campbell, Publisher, Poolbeg Press