The Word Festival are delighted to announce that Ra Page, co-founder of Comma Press and co-ordinator of Literature North West, will be giving a talk and Q&A session on how to attract a publisher / agent. 

Ra Page works at the heart of the North West literature scene, publishing both new and established writers through Comma Press, as well as being a core instigator and promoter of new literature, short film-making and other arts projects in the North West.

Comma Press is a not-for-profit publishing house dedicated to promoting new fiction and poetry, with a strong emphasis on the short story. Founded in 2002, Comma Press ‘is committed to a spirit of risk-taking and challenging publishing, free of the commercial pressures on mainstream houses,’ and publishes a biannual “new writers” showcase ‘as a way of bringing in new talent alongside collections by already established writers such as David Constantine and Sean O’Brien.’

Click the links to find out more about Comma Press and Literature North West.

The Word Festival will be offering a fabulous day of networking and professional development opportunities to writers from across the North West, with sessions led by award-winning novelist Jenn Ashworth and Ebook chart-topping author Kerry Wilkinson, as well as with independent publisher Ra Page.

The full schedule for The Word Festival is coming soon, and tickets will be on sale shortly!