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The Only Way is Indie
February 12 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
After the success of the inaugural ‘The Only Way is Indie’ event, held at Nottingham Writers’ Studio in February 2016 and organized by local publishers Dr Teika Bellamy of Mother’s Milk Books and Sara-Jayne Slack of Inspired Quill, another TOWII event is happening. And thanks to all the useful feedback we got about the 2016 event this time it’ll be even better and bigger! ‘The Only Way is Indie 2017’ will be an excellent opportunity for writers and readers to meet with book and literary magazine publishers, to chat with editors and to better understand the indie publishing scene.
10.30 a.m. Start
10.45 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. First session: How Publishing Works & A Day in the Life of an Indie Press Founder (indie publishers panel, discussion led by Dr Teika Bellamy of Mother’s Milk Books)
12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Lunch (bring your own)
1.00 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. Two concurrent sessions:
a) Illustrators, Artists, Photographers & Their Role in Indie Presses
(Emma Howitt, freelance illustrator for Mother’s Milk Books, Emma Wright of The Emma Press, Jane Levicki of Bird’s Nest Books & Georgina Wilding of Mud Press)
b) Submitting Poetry & Prose to Literary Magazines and Writing Competitions (Jacqueline Gabbitas & Martin Parker of Stonewood Press and Brittle Star, Neil Fulwood and David Sillitoe of Lucifer Magazine)
2.15 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Break
2.30 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Two concurrent sessions:
a) Getting About in Poetry World (Sarah Miles of Paper Swans Press, Emma Wright of The Emma Press, Stonewood Press & Georgina Wilding of Mud Press)
b) For Short Story Writers, Novelists & Non-fiction Writers: Submitting, Editing & the Indie Press (Ashley Stokes of Unthank Books, Jane Levicki of Bird’s Nest Books, Dr Teika Bellamy of Mother’s Milk Books)
3.45 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Break
4.00 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. Last session: How to Get Published by an Indie Press & The Role of an Author (indie publishers panel, discussion led by Dr Teika Bellamy of Mother’s Milk Books)
Closing. To end by 6.30 p.m.
As we are delivering more content for the 2017 event we have to (unfortunately) charge for attendance. All of the publishers are giving of their time for free, so the fees will help to cover the travel costs of the publishers, room hire etc. We are grateful to Nottingham Writers’ Studio for being such supportive hosts. Please note that the number of publishers at the event may well increase… (we are still waiting to hear back from some about their availability).
Price: £22 concessions, £26 NWS members, £30 non-NWS members. Please book using the Paypal button below. Once payment has been made, you’ll receive a receipt via email, which we ask you to accept as confirmation of booking.
Here are some of the kind things attendees said of the 2016 The Only Way is Indie event:
‘Very informative – reassuring. Useful insight into the industry from a passionate panel.’ Lauren Terry
‘[It was useful] to hear how the indie publishers work with writers and form relationships. Also to hear how they see their niche…’ Lytisha
‘…nice to know publishers who are INTERESTED.’ David R. Thompson
‘Finding out about further short story and novel publishers I hadn’t previously heard of was useful.’ Anonymous
And here is a whole blog post about the event by a local book reviewer: http://ourbookreviewsonline.
Thank you for your interest in this event and we will hopefully look forward to seeing you there!