23 May 2019

HW Fisher team and Emma HardingFrom left: Andrew Subramaniam (HW Fisher), Emma Harding and Barry Kernon (HW Fisher)

Meet our latest HW Fisher Novel-Writing Scholar

by Katie Smart Events, From Our Students

We’re pleased to announce that Emma Harding has been awarded the HW Fisher Scholarship for her novel-in-progress When I Love You I am Sick. Emma has won a fully-funded place on our 3-month novel-writing course taught by Charlotte Mendelson in London. Emma is the seventh talented writer of limited financial means to study on one of our selective entry London-based creative […]

23 May 2019

From left: Jade Cuttle (2018 Gold Award for Prose) and Ava Ming (2018 Commended for Fiction)From left: Jade Cuttle (2018 Gold Award for Prose) and Ava Ming (2018 Commended for Fiction)

The Creative Future Writers’ Award – competition for under-represented writers

by Creative Future Events

Today we’d like to tell you about the Creative Future Writers’ Award –  a national writing competition open to short fiction writers and poets, run by national arts charity Creative Future, who work with talented and under-represented writers and artists. The award was founded in 2013 – and this year invites creative-writing entries on the theme of ‘HOME’ from under-represented writers who feel […]

22 May 2019

Hannah Mary Mckinnon, author

Writing Advice to My Younger Self

by Hannah Mary McKinnon From Our Students, Writing Tips

Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the U.K., grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. Hannah took our six-month online novel-writing course back in 2014. Her third novel Her Secret Son will be published next week, to celebrate Hannah shares with […]

20 May 2019

Katie-Brown-CB120

Katie Brown: ‘I’m looking for a fresh, captivating voice’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week the Curtis Brown 120 team asked commissioning editor at Trapeze, Orion – Katie Brown – about her path into the publishing world, the types […]

16 May 2019

Alice Feeney, author

Alice Feeney: ‘It took me a long time to find an agent and become a published author’

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week the team caught up with bestselling author Alice Feeney whose second novel, I Know Who You Are, comes out in paperback today. Read on to […]

15 May 2019

From Left: ICM literary agents Heather Karpas and Zoe SandlerFrom Left: ICM literary agents Heather Karpas and Zoe Sandler

Major US agency ICM Partners to work with CBC on a special transatlantic online course

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

We are thrilled to announce that the major US agency ICM Partners is to join forces with us on a special six-month online novel-writing course starting this September – providing 15 talented writing students with a unique opportunity to connect with literary agents from both the US and the UK and to glean knowledge and […]

09 May 2019

Melanie Cantor, email

Melanie Cantor: ‘Accept that failure is part of your path’

by Melanie Cantor Writing Tips

Melanie Cantor is represented by Curtis Brown’s very own Felicity Blunt. Melanie’s debut novel Death and Other Happy Endings comes out this June Transworld (UK) Penguin (US). The novel is a heartwarming read which explores one women’s journey as she deals with her terminal diagnosis – If your life was going to end tomorrow, what would you […]

03 May 2019

Writing online

Curtis Brown Creative are hiring!

by Katie Smart Events

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager, Courses and Operations to join our team at a time of growth and development. Reporting to and working closely with our Managing Director, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of our rolling programme of courses and the operations of our day-to-day business. You will also […]

02 May 2019

Kate Hamer, Author

#WriteCBC: Writing Tip and Writing Task from Kate Hamer

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

This month we’re celebrating not one but TWO birthdays … It’s the 8th birthday of Curtis Brown Creative, and the first birthday of #WriteCBC – oh yes it is! So, for those of you who’ve been taking part in our monthly Twitter writing competition for the full year, help yourselves to a virtual slice of […]

30 April 2019

Felicity Blunt, agent

Felicity Blunt: ‘what you put to paper has a permanence that memory doesn’t’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week, the Curtis Brown 120 team caught up with CB’s very own Felicity Blunt. Felicity represents a wide variety of brilliant authors from the […]

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