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Nan Shepherd Prize Workshop: How To Get a Book Published

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Jini Reddy

Learn how to get a non-fiction book published with the Nan Shepherd Prize Workshops!

Hosted by Jini Reddy, Wainwright-Prize shortlisted author of Wanderland, this hour-long session will set aspiring writers up with all of the information they need to send their book idea to an agent or publisher, taking that first step on the road to being published. From writing your outline and chapter summaries, to crafting a biography, this workshop will cover all the pieces needed to put a non-fiction book to a publisher.

The Nan Shepherd Prize is a bi-annual prize run by volunteers from Canongate Books, which seeks to find the new underrepresented voices in nature writing. Anyone who self-identifies as underrepresented in the nature writing world can send in a submission for a chance to win a £10,000 publishing contract, a years’ editorial mentorship and a representation from a literary agent. To find out more visit www.nanshepherdprize.com, submissions open until August 25th.

This event is gratefully supported by Creative Scotland and the National Lottery Open Fund. If you’ve any questions about the event or requests to make the event more accessible, please contact contact@nanshepherdprize.com

About Jini: Jini is the author of Wanderland (2020), shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award for Travel Book of the Year, and for the Wainwright Prize. Her first book, Wild Times came out in 2016. It won the book prize at The British Guild of Travel Writers Awards, and was a finalist at the Travel Media Awards. She has also contributed to the anthology Women on Nature (2021) and Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons (2016)

As a journalist, she has written widely for publications in the UK, including for The Guardian, The Independent, the FT, National Geographic Traveller, National Geographic and TIME. Find her on Twitter as @Jini_Reddy or on Instagram as @jinireddy20

*Please note that on the night of the event the £4 event vouchers can be redeemed againt Jini's book Wanderland or any other Nan Shepherd prize winner/shortlistee or non-fiction books published by Canongate.

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