Publishing 101: Find An Agent

Get your manuscript ready and get representation

The first step towards getting published is finding yourself an agent.

Publishing 101: Find An Agent is a four week online course that will provide you with everything you need to know about preparing your manuscript and finding an agent. 

You think you’ve done the hard part by writing a book, but getting your novel published is the next big slog to tackle.

Now it’s time. You’ve spent hundreds of hours and writing and editing and polishing your story. It’s ready to become a Real Life Book Thing.

So now what? Where do you start? How do you find the right agent? How do you package up your manuscript so it won’t end up at the bottom of the slush pile? What even IS a slush pile? We have the answers!

Don’t jump the gun. Too many (ie: most) writers send off their manuscript far too early – before they’ve properly prepared, done their research, and put together a professional submission.

Learn the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of the submission process to boost your chance of success.


Prep for submission by researching agents, polishing up your manuscript, and making sure you take the right approach. Avoid classic pitfalls and common mistakes and give yourself the best start in the world of publishing!


A cracking submissions package and a good idea of who to send it all to. Combine with our dedicated Query and Synopsis courses for the full salvo!


Join our lovely little online community to support you through the submission process.

Love for Publishing 101

Sheila Raaff

Apt title and lets you know what the course is going to cover

I found each chapter and sub-chapter of great value. I am relatively new to the publishing process and am actively looking for an agent and submitting directly to publishers at the moment. My interest is specific to picture book text manuscripts a...

Claire Wade

Hand holding at its best.

This process is scary. Writers' HQ helps make the process feel less awful and much more fun.