By 10th October 2014Uncategorised

From A Level English Lit’ students in Somerset yesterday, to Cardiff next weekend, my snake oil wagon rolls on … I’ll be on the Dragon’s Pen pitching panel at SCARdiff and happy, throughout the day, to sign any books people have. My hideous visage will then be sighted in Yeovil (November) and Gloucester (December) …

[from the SCARdiff website]

“The Dragon’s Pen Pitching Panel

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As part of our programme this year, we’re introducing THE DRAGON’S PEN!

At the Pen, aspiring genre writers can pitch their idea (1 page and 50 word pitch) live to a panel of industry professionals, so far including:

Scott Harrison: Scott has worked as a writer, screenwriter and editor for a number of years. Recent editing work includes horror anthology, TWISTED HISTORIES (Snowbooks) and Audie finalist, THIRTEEN (featuring Stephen Gallagher, Kim Newman, Dan Abnett and Simon Clark).

Adam Nevill: Adam has worked either as a senior commissioning editor or editorial director since 2005 for several publishing houses, including Virgin Books and Harper Collins. He has published fiction and non fiction, often overseeing large imprints and lists, and founded new genre fiction imprints. Among the many authors he has published are Thomas Ligotti, Charles Bukowski, Ramsey Campbell, Conrad Williams, Augusten Burroughs and Primula Bond.

Dan Coxon: Dan is the editor of London-based literary magazine Litro, co-editor of the short story anthology Transatlantic, and  literary agent with the new bespoke literary agency, Litro Represents.

Christopher Teague: Chris has been running Pendragon Press since its inception almost fifteen years ago, and it could be argued that he is quite insane to continue to run it, but then he doesn’t have kids and everyone needs a hobby. His publishing philosophy is simple: If I enjoy reading it, I’ll publish it. With a long-standing love of the novella, Chris is keen to hear from authors with works of between 15,000-40,000 words. Supernatural, extreme gore, the subject matter is of no concern only whether he actually finds it entertaining. More details.

Places for pitchers will be limited. We’re expecting quite a demand for this panel so please read the following instructions very carefully to apply:
1) Buy your ticket for SCARdiff 2014.
Please note, if you want to take part in THE DRAGON’S PEN, you’ll need a ticket for the event. Advance tickets are still only £6.66 and are available right here.
2) Send us proof of purchase.
Once you’ve bought a ticket, you’ll get a paypal receipt as confirmation. Forward your paypal receipt to us at info [at] scardiff.co.uk with a brief note saying you’d like to take part in the DRAGON’S PEN.
3) We’ll then e-mail you back with a number.
That number will represent your place in the queue for pitching. Simply turn up on the day, join the audience for the panel at the allocated time, with your page and pitch ready, and wait for the moderator to call out your number.
Then it’s game on!”


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