First Drafts 2017

Thursday 9th November 19:00 - 20:30 at London - Piccadilly

What makes a great story? Announcing the winner of Myriad’s annual work-in-progress competition with judges Margaret Busby OBE, writer and broadcaster, novelists Umi Sinha and Martine McDonagh, literary agent Rebecca Carter and bookseller Rich Naiff (Waterstones Brighton).  

First Drafts is an annual event organised by Myriad to uncover exceptional new voices. It is at the heart of Myriad’s mission to discover and nurture bold and exciting writers. There are very few competitions for a work in progress and this is a brilliant opportunity for aspiring authors to get their work noticed by publishers and agents. 
Now in its eighth year, First Drafts has a track record of discovering writers who have gone on to enjoy creative and commercial success. Past winners and shortlisted authors include Kirsty Logan, who used her retreat to write a short story that she later expanded to become her novel, The Gracekeepers (Harvill Secker); Juliet West who submitted an extract from Before the Fall (Pan) and Paul McVeigh's The Good Son (Salt).
London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Thursday 9th November 19:00 - 20:30

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