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Faber Writing Academy

About the Course

Once you've finished polishing your manuscript, the next step is to submit it to agents and publishers. But it's hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready for that step – an opinion from an expert is invaluable. In this consultation, you'll be given feedback on your work and whether or not it's ready to submit. You'll also have the chance to discuss where your work fits into the current marketplace and be able to talk about what your next steps should be.

Your booking includes:
• 25 minutes of one-to-one time with Pippa Masson, agent at Curtis Brown in Sydney.
• Refreshment on arrival

Our literary agent, Pippa Masson, has worked at Curtis Brown since 2001 in a variety of roles. She now works as a full time agent at the company and understands writing and writers very well (even her mother is one!). Over the years she's developed a comprehensive client list of adult fiction and non-fiction, illustrated titles and children's books. She is currently Treasurer of the Australian Literary Agent's Association.

How to Apply

Once you have secured a booking, applicants have until Saturday 2 September to submit: a 300-word covering letter, a 2-page synopsis and the first 15 to 20 pages of your manuscript (20 pages is the maximum). Please submit material as a .doc file, Times New Roman font, 12pt and minimum 1.5pt line spacing.

Please note Pippa is unable to give feedback on fantasy, sci-fi, stage/screenplays, poetry, self-help books, children's picture books, early reader books, comic books, short stories, cookbooks or translations.

To secure your booking, please complete the application form and email it to

or send by post to

Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin, PO Box 8500, St Leonards NSW 1590

Download the application form (PDF)


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