Summer Festival of Writing

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The Summer Festival of Writing 2020

Join some of the biggest names in global publishing for this extra-special summer event – all from the comfort of your own home.

The Summer Festival of Writing is a ground-breaking new digital festival, specifically for writers looking to hone their craft and get published traditionally, or independently. Whether you’re just starting out, or are a seasoned professional, your ticket will give you full access to to 40+ events in July, August and September.

See below for an overview of what’s in store during the Festival, or see our programme for full details of each session.

This Festival has been specifically created to be accessible to writers from all over the world. For more details on the basic technology requirements you’ll need to access these events, see our FAQs.

“Having @JerichoWriters #SFoW webinar at the end of each day has truly made my life so much better. It’s a little check-in to make me feel sane, and assure me that aiming to get published isn’t a crazy thing to strive for!” – Hazel C

Book your Summer Festival of Writing ticket

1 June – 5 September 2020

Location: Online

Price:

  • Latecomers Ticket : From: US $43.00 / month for 3 months
  • Logged-in members get 50% off Tickets. Applied at checkout
  • Pay by instalments

Join some of the biggest names in global publishing for this extra-special summer event – all from the comfort of your home.

The Summer Festival of Writing is a ground-breaking new digital festival, specifically for writers looking to hone their craft and get published traditionally, or independently. Whether you’re just starting out, or are a seasoned professional, your ticket will give you full access to events featuring the biggest and best tutors from around the world.

NEW: Buy your Latecomers ticket to gain access to all live Festival events in July, August and September for a discounted rate. You can also choose to pay for this in instalments.

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50% Membership discount applied at checkout

From: US $43.00 / month for 3 months

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Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing Jericho Writers Full Membership!

What happens after you book your ticket?

You’ll be diverted to your Festival Ticket Homepage, where you’ll see full details of all events in the programme, with details on how to access them. This page will be password protected and you’ll be able to access it at any time by logging in to the Jericho Writers website.

If you’re currently a member of Jericho Writers, this page will be added alongside your membership welcome page.

Please see below for details on bursary places.

Your Festival at a glance

June

We kick things off with workshops covering writing, wellbeing, editing, publishing and self-publishing. Highlights include:

  • Mini course – Practical plotting
  • Folio Literary
  • Adam Croft
  • Juliet Mushens
  • Joanna Penn

July

Things are heating up with some of the biggest names in traditional and indie publishing on hand to answer questions. Highlights include:

  • Clare Mackintosh
  • Mini-course – Self-editing
  • Dave Gaughran
  • Bookouture
  • Amazon Publishing

August

With two mini-courses and extra-special guests, August brings incredible sessions to your living room. Highlights include:

  • Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
  • Mini-course – Commercial Fiction
  • Mini-course – Self-Publishing
  • Sam Copeland

September

We bring things to a close with some more outstanding workshops and an extra-special competition for ticket-holders.

  • Mini-course – Sophie Hannah
  • Picador Books
  • Friday Night Live
  • Closing party

Get 50% off when you become a member

All tickets give you access to every event this summer, spanning over 40+ webinars from presenters all over the world.

Can’t make every event? You’ll also have full access to replays of every event until 30 September 2020, for you to watch at your leisure.

Become a member of Jericho Writers and save 50% on your ticket

Jericho members get half-price tickets to the Summer Festival of Writing, plus access to hundreds of recorded masterclasses, video courses, agent search engines and regular webinars. Find out more about joining, here.

Book a one-to-one with a book doctor, publisher or literary agent

Want direct feedback on your work? Book a one-to-one and choose from an expert list of our most trusted tutors, agents and publishers. Find out more about one-to-ones here

Bursary places for the Summer Festival of Writing 2020

Here at Jericho Writers, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend writing events.

That’s why this year, we offered a total of 30 free full Summer Festival of Writing tickets to deserving under-represented writers.
We’d also like to thank our speakers Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman, Clare Mackintosh and Cathy Bramley, who have kindly waived their speaker fees to contribute to bursary places.

These bursary places have now been allocated, but please see our other bursary opportunities available now.

Festival success stories

The Summer Festival of Writing is based on the physical Festival of Writing conference, based in York, UK.

Jericho Writers have helped hundreds of writers finish books and go on to publish traditionally and independently, and The Summer Festival of Writing gives us an opportunity to help more writers than ever before. Get your ticket now.

View all our success stories.

Joanna Cannon

“The Festival is the most wonderful, supportive, fun environment, filled with amazingly talented people, and I’ve learned so much in the time I’ve been going… Within hours of leaving York and heading back down the M1 [in 2014], I would have seven offers of agent representation.”

Felicia Yap

“It made a huge difference!”

Felicia Yap, was snapped-up by Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown soon after our 2015 Festival of Writing. Her brilliant high-concept thriller, Yesterday, was bought by Headline’s Alex Clarke for a six-figure sum. The book has since been optioned for film.

Eleanor Anstruther

“I’d be very happy to credit Jericho with the enormous helping hand I received at the Festival of Writing 2016.  Not sure I’d be where I am now, if I hadn’t got myself a ticket, taken a deep breath, and stood up on that stage at Friday Night Live.”

Testimonials

 

“Your event came at a critical point for me – I was really fed-up and considering giving up.  It was just what I needed to keep going and within weeks I had an agent. So I can honestly say this event helped me to get published.”

Nicola G.

“Really enlightening and the speakers were all picked so well! They want to help us writers to develop. From ‘insider knowledge’ to juicy hints and tips that you’d only find out from listening to an agent or publisher, it was all really invigorating. The webinar format was great.”

Hazel C.

“I’ve been to four Festivals. Just before the 2016 festival, I ended up with four agents reading the full manuscript, two making me an offer of representation, one taking me out for lunch and me having a choice to make – all in the space of three and a half weeks!”

Mandy B.

“An extremely good event, very worthwhile, good value for money, tremendous array of knowledgeable speakers, and thoroughly recommendable to others.”

Ian W.

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