Curtis Brown 120 Posts

10 October 2019

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Events

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize is Chikọdili Emelumadu. Of the more than 3,000 competition entries received from across the U.K. and Ireland, Emelumadu’s novel Dazzling was the absolute stand-out. She has won an offer of representation from Curtis Brown and £3,000. We were blown away by the […]

03 October 2019

Announcing the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize Shortlist

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Events

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize. We were awed by the quality of the over 3,000 entries to the Prize – we found ourselves arguing passionately as we narrowed down the longlist to the final 7 (one more than we had originally agreed, as we just couldn’t leave a single […]

27 September 2019

Announcing the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize Longlist

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Events, From the Agents

We are delighted to announce the longlist for the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize. We received 3,000 submissions from across the UK & Ireland. We were so impressed by the standard of the submissions; it was truly difficult to choose our longlist. After many weeks of reading, our judging team narrowed the longlist to these […]

22 July 2019

Lucy Morris: ‘Learn everything about your main character’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the Curtis Brown […]

16 July 2019

The life of a literary agent

by Jonny Geller Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

Curtis Brown Chairman and top literary agent Jonny Geller reveals the 50 extraordinary tasks literary agents do to promote their authors.

15 July 2019

Catherine Cho: ‘Stories need to have rhythm and pacing’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the Curtis Brown […]

08 July 2019

Norah Perkins: ‘Read your submission aloud to catch repetitions and awkwardness’

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the Curtis Brown […]

01 July 2019

Becky Brown: ‘Good novels come from the brain and the heart’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the Curtis Brown […]

24 June 2019

Lisa Babalis: ‘We are looking for authenticity and passion’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the […]

10 June 2019

Cathryn Summerhayes: ‘If you want to be a career writer you need to think like one’

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 we spoke to Curtis Brown’s very own Cathryn Summerhayes. Cathryn was recently crowned Literary Agent of the Year at the British Book Awards, a […]

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