Ansa Khan: How to get published and the myths of publishing

Sunday 25 September 2022

Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2022

Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2022

Ansa Khan: How to get published and the myths of publishing. Part of the Bronte Festival of Women's Writing.

Ever wondered the secret to getting published? Want to bust some myths about the process? Senior commissioning editor Ansa Khan is here to give you hints and tips of the trade. Publishing a range of contemporary, up-and-coming female writers, Ansa gets to the root of what catches a publishes eye.

"For many of the books that I’ve published, I was the only publisher that offered. I think there’s an expectation that all editors must be after the same ‘hot’ books, but that’s not the case. What you fall in love with, and what you feel genuinely passionate about publishing is deeply personal. Of course you have to ask, will this speak to other people? But the question you always start with is: does this speak to me?"

Ansa Khan Khattak is a Commissioning Editor at Hutchinson Heinemann publishing both literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. Her authors include Dima Alzayat, Lana Bastašić, Lucia Berlin, Wendy Erskine, Danielle Evans, Mary South, and Éric Vuillard.
This event takes place 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm on Sunday 25 September at West Lane Baptist Church. This event costs £8/£6* concessions, and is a Hybrid Event.

If you're planning on attending in Haworth, please select the '£8 ticket' or '£6 concession'. You will be sent details on when and where to arrive.

If you're planning on joining online, please select the 'Online hybrid ticket'. We will be sending out the online resources to you. This will included a link to watch a live stream of the event at 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm on the day.

This event is part of the Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing. The Brontë Sisters were bold, daring and wrote stories that surprised the world. This year’s festival celebrates female writers and artists who create work which pushes boundaries.  From poetry workshops and Q&A’s to live music and more, we’re thrilled to present a festival that welcomes exciting female voices from across the country.

What’s more, this year’s  festival is hybrid, which  means you can join us in person in Haworth or online from wherever in the world you are.  

There's so much to see- why not join us for all our festival events and make a weekend of it?

Purchase an In Person Weekend Ticket for £55- includes free admission to the museum.

Joining from home? Purchase an Online Weekend Ticket for £40.
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