with Richard Skinner
and Maggie Gee
January to June 2015
How to apply
NB—Early bird applications! Apply before 5pm on 13/12/2014 and receive 10% discount off your course fees if your application is successful! For more details, call Ian on 0207 927 3827.
To apply, all you have to do is click in the pink box at the top-right of this page. You will be asked to create an account, and then to upload a Word document comprising a cover letter briefly stating your writing experience and why you wish to attend the course, as well as a 1000 word sample of your prose.
We accept late applications until the start of the course but please note, applications received before the 13th January 2015 will be given priority in the allocation of course places. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 927 3868.
The course consists of 22 two-hour evening sessions and 6 full-day sessions. All evening sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm. Full-day sessions will take place on Saturdays from 10am-5pm. There will be one-to-ones in the morning of Saturday sessions (session 16 and 21).
Please note: There is an Easter break between sessions 14 and 15.
Session 1—27/01/2015—Introductory Session
4—Saturday, 14/02/2015—Kidnap A Character
5—17/02/2015—Point of view
7—Saturday, 28/02/2015—Workshops and Guest
9—10/03/2015—Story vs plot
11—Saturday, 21/03/2015—Workshops and Guest
12—24/03/2015—Role of the narrator
13—31/03/2015—Conclusion of phase 1
14—14/04/2015—Faber Editor: The publishing experience
15—21/04/2015—The passage of time
18—Saturday, 09/05/2015—One to ones & workshops
20—19/05/2015—Research and exposition
21—26/05/2015—Consumer Marketing Director
22—Saturday, 30/05/2015—One to ones & workshops
26—Saturday, 20/06/2015—Selling your novel; synopses & pitches
28—30/06/2015—Round-up sessions, next steps
Anthology Reading Day—23/09/2014—An unrivalled opportunity to present your work in front of up to 50 London literary agents – and a couple of editors, too!
The subject matter of course sessions is subject to change due to the level of experience and interests of the group and availability of guest speakers. The content of the programme is determined at the discretion of the Course Directors and the Faber Academy.
Although Faber Academy is run by Faber and Faber publishers, admission to the course does not guarantee publication by them or any other publisher.
After the initial deposit of £1000, the course fees are payable in 5 monthly instalments of £600, due on the first of the month, starting February 1st. You will receive an email alert that a payment is about to come due – then all you have to do is sign in, or give us a call on 0207 927 3868 to make payment.