Meet The Professionals

Meet The Professionals

Readers and Writers Day

November 3, 2018

Riverside Park Hotel

We are delighted to announce the return of Wexford Literary Festival’s Meet the Professionals! This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for writers to meet a literary agent or publisher and pitch their manuscript!

In 2013, this event resulted in a number of success stories – Caroline Busher and Joan Brady bypassed the slush pile and placed their sample chapters directly into the hands of Trace Literary Agency, who then went on to secure them both a book deal with Poolbeg Press.

Successful applicants will be given a ten-minute slot with either Paula Campbell, Publisher, Poolbeg Press or Tracy Brennan, Literary Agent, Trace Literary Agency. And the rest is up to YOU!

Terms and Conditions:

Submissions are accepted from 6 – 30 September.

Free Entry.

All applicants must hold a full day ticket to our Readers and Writers Day. You can purchase your ticket here. 

Limited to one entry per application.

Open internationally. All travel expenses incurred are the applicants.

Applicants must have 3 sample chapters (Up to 6,000 words maximum) with them on November 3,  to pass to their publishing expert. They may be asked to send a complete manuscript to their expert, following this event.

Successful applicants will be notified October 12, 2018.


Good luck!