2nd-4th September 2016

Oxford, UK

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Choose your panels/talks/workshops and pitch session

Once you have booked your place at the conference, you will need to use the form below to specify which of the optional panel/talk/workshop events you would like to attend, and if you plan on making a pitch, which session and agent/editor you wish to pitch to.

Please book your events and/or pitches as soon as possible to guarantee your place, as numbers are strictly limited and we expect demand to be high.

Instructions

  1. Download the conference programme (PDF) to see full details about each optional panel/talk/workshop event.
  2. If you wish to make a pitch, download the pitch sessions timetable (PDF) to see which agents/editors are available at which sessions.
  3. Find out about the agents and editors on our Who’s Who page.
  4. Places are limited and demand is likely to be high, so please book early. Latest availabilities are shown below.
  5. Once you have made your choices, scroll down to the booking form at the bottom of this page, enter your booking reference (that you received when you booked), your email address, then select your chosen events and/or pitches.
  6. Lost your booking reference? Visit this page to get a reminder by email.
  7. If you book an event or pitch session which turns out to be full, we will contact you by email to ask for your second preference.
  8. If your preferred pitch clashes with an event you are attending, you can slip out quietly for the pitch then return.
  9. You can book a maximum of one pitch session.
  10. Note that you may only book events and/or a pitch session for a day on which you will be attending the conference as a delegate.

Advance material for pitching

You may submit advance material for your pitch session. You can either submit this when you book using the upload field on the form, or you can submit it later when you are ready. Advance material must be submitted no later than 4th August 2016. The advance material required is as follows:

  • A synopsis on no more than one sheet of A4, no less than 12 point font, properly set out in paragraphs with margins.
  • The first chapter or up to the first 2000 words of the work that is the subject of your pitch.
  • Combine these two into one document for upload. A PDF or Word doc is accepted.

Panel/Talk/Workshop availability

Event 1: Saturday 3rd September, 10.40-11.40am

  • A. Real Life Heroes v Heroines: 265 places
  • B. Beyond the Temporal: Fully booked
  • C. Building a Shield Wall: 1 place
  • D. Going Digital: 1 place
  • E. Point of View: Fully booked

Lunchtime workshop: Saturday 3rd September, 1-1.30pm

  • Giving your Writing the Reading it Deserves: Fully booked

Event 2: Saturday 3rd September, 2.30-3.30pm

  • A. Writing the Historical Thriller: 252 places
  • B. Battle Scenes: 2 places
  • C. Medieval Women: 2 places
  • D. The Great Fire of London: Fully booked
  • E. Ears at the Door: Fully booked

Event 3: Saturday 3rd September, 4-5pm

  • A. Bestselling Eras: 264 places
  • B. Love Story: Fully booked
  • C. Young Adult Historical Fiction: Fully booked
  • D. Reader Appreciation: Fully booked
  • E. Creating Fictional Historical Characters: Fully booked

Event 4: Sunday 4th September, 9.30-10.30am

  • A. The Future of Historical Fiction: 262 places
  • B. The 1066 Debate: 5 places
  • C. Streets Through the Ages: Fully booked
  • D. Foreign Rights and Translation: 21 places
  • E. Secret Stuart Marriages: 8 places

Event 5: Sunday 4th September, 11.30am-13.20pm

  • A. Confronting Past Lies: 267 places
  • B. Going Indie: Questions and Answers: Fully booked
  • C. Far and Strange: Fully booked
  • D. Time Slip: Time Travel: 13 places
  • E. Working with an Agent v Going Solo: 1 place

Pitch sessions availability

Session A: Saturday 3rd September, 9.40-10.40am

  • Hazel Cushion: Fully booked
  • Amy Durant: Fully booked
  • Jane Judd: Fully booked
  • Jonathan Pegg: Fully booked

Session 1: Saturday 3rd September, 10.40-11.40am

  • Antonia Hodgson: Fully booked
  • Nick Sayers: Fully booked
  • Simon Taylor: Fully booked
  • Jane Judd: Fully booked
  • Kate Nash: Fully booked

Session 2: Saturday 3rd September, 2.30-3.30pm

  • Jane Johnson: Fully booked
  • Jonathan Pegg: Fully booked
  • Simon Taylor: Fully booked
  • Jane Judd: Fully booked
  • Hazel Cushion: Fully booked
  • Kate Nash: Fully booked

Session 3: Saturday 3rd September, 4-5pm

  • Lisa Eveleigh: Fully booked
  • David Headley: Fully booked
  • Jane Judd: Fully booked
  • Joanna Swainson: Fully booked
  • Yasmin Standen: Fully booked

Session 4: Sunday 4th September, 9.30-10.30am

  • Amy Durant: Fully booked
  • Lisa Eveleigh: Fully booked
  • Joanna Swainson: Fully booked
  • Heather Holden-Brown: Fully booked
  • Yasmin Standen: 1 place

Session 5: Sunday 4th September, 11.30am-13.20pm

  • Hazel Cushion: Fully booked
  • David Headley: Fully booked
  • Heather Holden-Brown: Fully booked
  • Amy Durant: Fully booked
  • Lisa Eveleigh: Fully booked
  • Yasmin Standen: Fully booked

Book your events and pitch session!

Important note: If you booked more than one person on the same booking reference number, please contact Carol McGrath via the contact page with your preferences, as the form below only allows events/pitches to be booked for one person at a time.

  • This is the number we sent you by email when you booked your conference place. Click here if you have forgotten/lost it.
  • You must enter the same email address you used when you made your booking
  • Optional panels/talks/workshops

    Please choose which event you would like to attend within each optional session.
  • Saturday 3rd September, 10.40-11.40am
  • Saturday 3rd September, 1-1.30pm
  • Saturday 3rd September, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Saturday 3rd September, 4-5pm
  • Sunday 4th September, 9.30-10.30am
  • Sunday 4th September, 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Pitching

    Please choose which session and agent/editor you would like to pitch to.
  • Saturday 3rd September, 9.40-10.40am
  • Saturday 3rd September, 10.40-11.40am
  • Saturday 3rd September, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Saturday 3rd September, 4-5pm
  • Sunday 4th September, 9.30-10.30am
  • Sunday 4th September, 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    If you have selected a pitch session above, you can upload your advance material now or at any date until 4th August. We will send you instructions by email if you choose to submit later.