A Very Literary City

The fine city of Norwich has had some excellent coverage in the national press lately, with feature articles in both The Guardian and The Independent. It seems the world is finally waking up to what this very literary city has to offer!

Named as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature in 2012, Norwich more than lives up to this title with the variety of cultural events it hosts throughout the year. From the summer’s open air Shakespeare Festival, held in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, to the University of East Anglia’s spring and autumn literary festivals, there’s always something exciting to see and do for literature enthusiasts.

Boasting its very own Writers’ Centre and a healthy number of independent bookshops, Norwich is also home to an exciting collection of independent publishers (most notably Galley Beggar Press, who first published Eimear McBride’s prize-winning novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing) and an ever-growing number of writers and arts professionals. This year saw the introduction of a Crime Writing Festival and the City of Stories initiative, while the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the city’s annual dedicated arts spectacular, continues to go from strength to strength.

We’re thrilled to be based on the outskirts of such a lively, cultural city, and we hope to bring the work of plenty of local writers to the attention of editors and publishers. We’re still open to submissions so, if you’re a local author (based anywhere in the East Anglian region) and you write novels in the genres or for the age groups we represent, we’d especially love to hear from you!

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