Mary Cunnane – wisdom and advice from Australia’s favourite literary agent

Mary Cunnane. Photo sourced from We were all such literary newbies that the HARDCOPY program co-ordinator had to explain to us who Mary Cunnane was. Only the one of the best-known agents in Australia.  Only the woman to whom all doors in publishing were open. Only the founder of the Australian Literary Agents Association. Oh, you mean THAT Mary Cunnane.  Right. Mary led the final session of the HARDCOPY workshop, which was essentially an open discussion.  We would ask questions and she would answer them.  And she [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:35+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Writing|19 Comments

HARDCOPY – What do publishers want?

HardCopy Alumni 2015 The HARDCOPY program opened on Friday morning with lots of energy. Charlotte Harper, Founder and Editor of Editia, was engaging and full of useful information. What does Editia want? Connection with the author An author with a good social media profile Clear, well edited writing Newsworthiness/timeliness Usefulness, entertainment or educational value Humour and empathy Stories that delve more deeply, solve a mystery or challenge our thinking Needs to make money, with at least a possibility of being onsold to the US or UK, perhaps film [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:35+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments