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On Demand – Getting Submission Ready

Join Writers SA's Bronwyn Tilley as we navigate what a successful query letter should look like when you're ready to start submitting to publishers and agents so you can create one of your own!

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop that you can watch in your own time for a short time. We're also including a downloadable resource list and examples of a query letter and synopsis.

The language of the publishing industry varies from country to country, house to house, and it can be hard to tell what a publisher or agent is actually looking for in terms of a great query letter guarunteed to hook them in and make them ask to see more. In this on-demand course we'll traverse the submissions landscape, break down some of the complicated meanings, and also look at what forms the query from the greeting to the hook to the bio.


—Online events are easy to access! You will need an internet connection and (ideally) a device with a camera – computers/laptops or even phones can be used to dial in. You will be sent a link to join a few days before the event. The link will take you to a private digital meeting where you can join the session. You can test the link at any time to ensure you can log in. Please respect the other participants in your event and mute your microphone at all times while the presenter is presenting. Background noise in houses such as TVs, pets and children can affect the sound quality.

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—Members of other writing centres in the National Writers Centre Network can access our member discount. Contact [email protected] with your membership number to make your booking.

About Bronwyn Tilley

Bronwyn Tilley is the author of eighteen traditionally and self-published commercial fiction novels, novellas and short stories writing as Bronwyn Stuart. She has had both feet planted firmly in the publishing industry for more than fifteen years and has a wealth of knowledge and background about what readers want and what sells in today's international and Australian markets. She is represented by a major New York literary agency, is an avid reader and spent a number of years as event manager and committee member for Romance Writers of Australia. She is now the operations manager for Writers SA and lives in the Adelaide Hills with her family and domesticated menagerie.


WSA Member $44 / Non-member $77

—Not yet a Writers SA member? Join here for as little as $60!

As soon as your registration is processed, you will receive an email with the link to the videos and your personalised password. If you don't receive this email, please ensure your payment was processed and then email [email protected]


  • Starts: December 31st, 2023 11:00 AM
  • Finishes: December 31st, 2023 2:00 PM

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