Join us on 8th September on The Gram, where Jamie O’Connell from Blackwater Writing will be taking over our stories for the day!
Find out how to get your work published by a publishing professional with decades of experience. Learn how not to fall into publishing pitfalls as Jamie shares expert advice and editorial tips. From writing a cover letter, to avoiding typos and grabbing a publisher’s attention, Jamie has the 411 to keep you away from the slush sheet.
Get the opportunity to ask questions, from how to start writing to how to acquire an agent. Jamie will be running a Q&A to sort out all your publishing fears, so get your questions ready.
Yes, it IS as class as it sounds. Head on over to our Instagram page for updates!
About Jamie O’Connell
Jamie O’Connell’s debut novel, Diving for Pearls, was published in June 2021 (Doubleday UK). To date, his work has been Highly Commended by the Costa Short Story Award and the An Post Irish Book Award Writing.ie Short Story of the Year. He has been long-listed for BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Short Story Competition and short-listed for the Maeve Binchy Travel Award and the Sky Arts Futures Fund.
Jamie has worked for Penguin Random House. He has an MFA and MA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin and a BA in English Literature and History of Art from University College Cork. He is represented by Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency. In September 2020 he launched his creative writing website Blackwater Writing.
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Not only that, but you could WIN a FREE FICTION CONSULTATION with the man himself!
Pre-order Issue V or subscribe to Sonder Magazine by midnight 13th September, and be in with the chance to win an invaluable one-on-one Zoom with bestselling author and creative writing teacher Jamie O’Connell. Submit up to 10 pages of your work in progress (be it a novel, short stories, or even an idea) and Jamie will provide you with expert advice and feedback to help get you on track. An opportunity not to be missed!