Speaking with Literary Agent Imogen Pelham. 2

Last week I went down into London to meet with Imogen Pelham, a literary agent working for Marjacq. Imogen joined Marjacq in 2015, after five years at Aitken
Alexander where she started building her list, which includes Wellcome Prize shortlisted Emily Mayhew, and Costa Short Story Award winner Angela Readman.


 

Phil: How did you get into publishing?

Imogen: I decided I wanted to be an agent when I was 17, which is kind of weird, but I knew More…

Coping with rejection as a writer Reply

Rejection is an inevitable part of a writer’s career, but there are several reasons why you shouldn’t let rejection get you down. So instead of returning the rejection slip with the grammar mistakes marked up, keep positive and remember that you’re in very good company…


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Meet our team Reply

DD Johnston 2013Onlinewritingtips.com was lovingly conceived by D.D. Johnston, whose first novel, Peace, Love, & Petrol Bombs, was a 2011 book of the year in The Sunday Herald. It has been recorded as an audio book for audible.com and translated into Spanish as Paz, amor y cócteles molotov. His second novel, The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub, was a 2013 book of the year in The Morning Star, where it was described as “determinedly extraordinary”. His third novel, a mystery suspense thriller, is anticipated in 2015. His short fiction has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and he has years of experience teaching Creative Writing – he is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire where in 2013 his excellence as an educator was recognised with a University Teaching Fellowship.

lucy-tyler-headshotIn delivering onlinewritingtips.com, he’s supported by Lucy Tyler and Tyler Keevil. Lucy’s plays have been performed in London, Berlin, and New York. They include The Operators, which in summer 2011 ran in Washington to critical acclaim, and The Measurements of a Murderer, which has recently been anthologised in Scenes for a Diverse World. She founded Eleven Places Theatre Company, and is currently researching a book on the different methods used to develop new writing. She’ll be contributing a range of content, particularly focusing on narrative structure and dialogue.

Tyler KeevilTyler Keevil won the Readers’ Prize for Wales Book of the Year with successive novels. He won it for his debut novel, Fireball, and won it again for his second novel, The Drive. He has published short fiction in a variety of magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic – including New Welsh Review, On SpecTransmission, Brace, Staple, and Planet: The Welsh Internationalist – and 2014 saw the publication of his collected stories, Burrard Inlet. He has won many writing awards including, most recently, the $10,000 Journey Prize. He’ll be contributing advice in several different areas, particularly concerning getting published and submitting to agents and editors.

All three tutors are Senior lecturers  at the University of Gloucestershire, where they’ve helped to develop the most popular (in terms of student satisfaction) Creative Writing course in the UK. You can learn more about studying at the University of Gloucestershire via the official website or the UoG Creative Writing Blog.