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Write Your Novel Online with Curtis Brown Creative

Jun 27, 2017

Curtis Brown Creative is inviting applications for the 15 places on its Autumn 2017 online course. 

The deadline to submit work is at midnight on Sunday 2 July – and applicants are asked to send in the 3,000-word opening to a novel-in-progress, plus a synopsis. Those who wish to be considered are also required to fill in a short application form.

The Six-Month Novel-Writing Course (11 September 2017 to 26 February 2018), taught by award-winning author Lisa O’Donnell, brings all the ingredients of the school’s London-based course to those who prefer to study more flexibly from home. As well as intensive workshops and one-to-one tutorials, it includes expert video teaching from Lisa – as well as from novelists Jake Arnott (above), Anna Davis, Suzannah Dunn, Erin Kelly, Nikita Lalwani and Christopher Wakling – and dedicated online attention from our literary agents.

At the end of the course, students are invited to submit their 3,000-word openings and synopses to be read by the Curtis Brown and C+W literary-agent teams.

Curtis Brown Creative has seen 32 of its former students – several of whom studied on its online courses – go on to secure major publishing deals. The writing school finds talented authors through a selective application process and helps them to get the best out of their novels-in-progress.

Find out more and apply here.