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Online, Via WebinarJam

Saturday, 31st Oct


As part of our How To Write Spooky Fiction Day we are proud to present this online session with Literary Agent John Baker.  This ticket is for John's session only.  You can also purchase an All Day Pass instead of this individual one which will give you access to all of our spooky writing guests at a discounted rate.



What does a literary agent look for when they receive a submission in the horror genre? John Baker from Bell Lomax Moreton is here to take your questions on what makes a submission stand out, how a covering letter ought to read, and which books with a horror edge would stand out for him. Add to this how you can create tension and psychological fear in your novel and you have a session designed not to give a literary agent nightmares for all the wrong reasons.


★ How to avoid submitting a ‘horrifying’ cover letter – and advice to put yours right!

★ Tips to help your synopsis have a strong impact

★ Ways to keep your horror plot loaded with tension

★ Building psychological fear that remains believable

★ Which character traits leave the reader’s blood running cold



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Technical advice 

This event will be available to watch via a platform called WebinarJam. Providing you have a modern computer device and a solid internet connection your event experience should be positive. WebinarJam allows you to watch, and type in any questions you have for the authors in a chat feature. You will not appear onscreen but you will see the presenters. 

WebinarJam works best when using a Google Chrome browser if you are able to do this.  If during the live event you experience streaming issues, close down all other applications and documents on your device and politely ask others in your house to come off of the internet. 

Check your battery level and plug into a power source where possible. 

Global timings 

All of the events are in GMT so if you are watching from outside the United Kingdom, please check the correct time. 


Replays of this event will be available for 7 days after the live event.


Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable, except in the event of a cancellation or at the discretion of I AM in print.