Handselected Residencies, Submissions, Contests, Travel Grants etc. for Authors
Curated by Dr. Barbara Ellermeier, historian and author.
I publish helpful resources for authors who want to write novels and non-fiction books with a historical setting.
First things first * Legendary literary agent Juliet Mushens is open to submissions
Aah, this terrifying, glorious moment when you send off your manuscript to a literary agent…!
Mums, you know this feeling.
It’s like standing at the door of a kindergarden for the first time. Sending your little 2-year-old baby inside. Hiding the tears — while pretending to smile and pseudo-cheerfully waving goodbye.
Bestselling novelist Jessie Burton wrote about this crucial author moment in an honest article, which you should definitely read. Hear how she submitted her manuscript, and literary agent Juliet Mushens instantly fell in love with it. The debut novel then scooped a bidding war at London Bookfair 2013. It sold for six figures and became an international bestseller, being translated into 36 languages. By 2015, over a million copies of THE MINIATURIST had been sold.
Today, author Jessie Burton calls Juliet Mushens a “literary agent extraordinaire”.
Other authors I know, who are represented by this British Literary agent, say similar things. They are impressed about how Juliet works, how she approaches structural edits, how she chooses the right publishing house, in short — how she sells novels. (Browse the Twitter hashtag #teammushens to see for yourself.)
Juliet has agented the novels of bestselling authors Jessie Burton, who wrote THE MINIATURIST and THE MUSE, Claire Douglas, James Oswald, Anna Mazzola and Debbie Howells. She was nominated a Bookseller Rising Star in 2012 and was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
In January 2017, she has finally — yes!! — founded her own Literary Agency together with Robert Caskie.
Juliet Mushens is actively seeking new authors.
If you ever wanted to submit to this prolific literary agent, now is the time.
Do you write Historical Fiction? Or crime with a historical setting? Read how to submit: http://www.caskiemushens.com/submissions
Here, you’ll find a few opportunities for authors, updated roughly once a month. Every Tuesday, I regularly share 3 new opportunities with my mailing list. Want to receive them?