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The Writers’ Workshop’s 2011 Festival Winner Secures Literary Agent

Chalbury, United Kingdom (21th June, 2011)The Writers’ Workshop, a leading editorial critique agency specialising in providing writing feedback, festivals and courses, announces their Authonomy Live Festival 2011 competition winner has recently secured a literary agent.

The Writers’ Workshop offers an exceptional consultancy service and will read and review a manuscript and offer honest and expert feedback, advice and direction. Due to the high level of professional writers on staff at The Writers’ Workshop, their clients will receive a unique and valuable service. Also, if The Writers’ Workshop believes a manuscript is ready to be presented to literary agents then they will submit it to a range of agents without charge.

The Writers’ Workshop has recently announced that the Authonomy Live winner at their Festival of Writing event, Cicely Havely, has recently been offered representation from the literary agent Piers Blofeld at Shiel Land. The Authonomy Live 2011 winner was unanimously acclaimed by the judges at the Festival of Writing and also won the audience vote by a large margin.

Cicely Havely is reported to be delighted to sign up to the Piers Blofeld, and the agency is supposedly planning to release her novel ‘Miss Vale’s Special Girls’ into book stores this autumn. This is the second consecutive year that a winner of Authonomy Live has gone onto secure a literary agent, as the 2010 winner, Shelley Harris, secured an agency deal with Jo Unwin at Conville and Walsh. Shelley Harris’s novel ‘Jubilee’ is expected to be released with Weidenfeld and Nicholson in spring 2012.

Three other festival attendees have also signed up with literary agents following meetings arranged at the Festival of Writing.

Harry Bingham, the Managing Director of The Writers’ Workshop, commented: “We’ve always wanted the Festival of Writing to be a place where we actually cemented relationships between wonderful new writers and the publishing industry. I’m delighted to see the festival go from strength to strength, and we look forward to identifying future talent and helping them step on the path to publication.”

For more information on The Writers’ Workshop and their services, visit their website at or telephone 0845 459 9560 (Overseas: +44 845 459 9560).

About The Writers’ Workshop:

The Writers’ Workshop is a dedicated consultancy agency who can provide exceptional and professional feedback, support and advice regarding manuscripts. They can also help budding writers to build relations with literary agents and have a variety of online writing courses which are taught by a range of top authors.


Harry Bingham

The Writers’ Workshop

7 Market Street


0X7 3PH

Tel: 0845 459 9560

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