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Publisher Perspective: What we’re looking for at Literary Speed Dating

If you’re participating in our next Literary Speed Dating event, don’t miss this opportunity to hear two eminent Australian publishers share what they’re looking for in an author’s pitch.

Martin Hughes and Ruby Ashby-Orr of Affirm Press have heard countless author pitches throughout their careers and are regular participating publishers of the ASA’s Literary Speed Dating events. This is an incredible opportunity to learn how you can pique a publisher’s curiosity and increase your chances of getting a publisher to consider your manuscript.

Martin and Ruby will share their perspective on:

This session is tailored specifically for Literary Speed Dating attendees, and is a valuable addition to our comprehensive pitching course, Pitch Perfect.

There will be time for questions.


A private link of the session recording will be provided to enrolled participants only and available for a limited period of 10 days. Once the viewing period has expired the recording will no longer be available to view. 

Handouts and slides will be provided to all registered participants if available.

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