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Publishing in Practice: Writing a Cover Letter

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Writing a cover letter to a publisher can be tricky. Recently, I had to submit a short story to a publishing house and was stumped about what to write in my cover letter. I knew I needed to sell myself and my story, but I also wanted …

Five blogs to start writing during quarantine

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger So, you want to be a writer? With everyone stuck at home, now is the perfect time for you to get those creative juices flowing and produce your own blog. Crafting and maintaining your own online blog looks great on your CV as examples of taking initiative …

Publishing in Practice: Selecting an Agent

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger So, you’ve written a piece of work you’re interested in getting published. You may require a literary agent as very few large publishers contact authors directly. Choosing an agent to represent you and your work can be confusing and it is important to choose the right one. …

Publishing in Practice: Writing a Pitch

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger So, you’ve written a piece of work you want to show to the world. You’re interested in beginning the process of getting literary agents and publishers involved, but you need to write a pitch. This essential part of the publishing process can be tricky. You need to …

Five Local Publishers You Can Submit Work To

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger If you’re interested in a creative career, having relevant experience on your CV is vital. Nottingham is a City of Literature and therefore boasts many great publications accepting a variety of creative pieces. Here are five local publishers you can send your work to: The Tab Writing …

How to kickstart a writing career during quarantine

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger The best thing we can do right now is isolate. But it doesn’t mean this time should be wasted. If you’re interested in a career in writing, or have maybe always been interested in the craft, now is the perfect opportunity to get creative and practice. Here …

Networking Helped Me Get a Job in Publishing

By Lydia Weigel, BA American Studies and English I found out about the marketing assistant vacancy at Penguin Random House through networking with people at the company and signing up for the latest jobs through their website. The recruitment process The recruitment process was actually quite straightforward, I had two interviews, one more formal than …

So, You Want to Break Into the Television Industry?

By Debra Henson, Senior Careers Adviser The first thing you need to know about television is that it’s competitive. You must have passion and perseverance. Consider why you want to work in this industry, and what you think that actually means. ‘Working in television’ could mean a career that takes many different shapes and sizes. I …

Spotlight On: Science and the Media

By Frances Moxham, student blogger and student of medical physiology and therapeutics. When I stumbled across an email inviting students to attend the Spotlight On… Science and the Media, I immediately responded saying, “Yes please”. The job role of ‘Science Communication’ was something I had never heard of prior to a careers meeting at the …

CSN CV and Networking Event

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer I recently attended an event run by the Creative Student Network, or CSN for short, which is a student society run by Dr Elizabeth Evans, a film and television lecturer at the University. Their networking event gave students the chance to meet and talk with University alumni who now …