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Welcome to the UK’s first online education company dedicated to writing and creative talent development.
Whether you are an individual or an organisation, our unique learning platform, specialist educators, learning designers and practitioner-tutors will ensure you have a really effective and fun experience in small groups with dedicated tutors within a warm and supportive community.
- more than 5,000 satisfied students
- 12 years delivering to universities, publishers, corporates and talent-development agencies
- 84% course completion rate
S&S signs Leonard’s ‘harrowing but uplifting’ novel
We are delighted to hear that Simon & Schuster UK has signed a two-book deal with our alumna Charlotte Leonard, acquiring an “ultimately hopeful” novel that explores male suicide. Read the full Bookseller article here
OUT NOW: MY BEST FRIEND’S MURDER
Congratulations to our course alumna Polly Phillips, whose debut novel My Best Friend’s Murder (Simon and Schuster UK) about a toxic friendship between two women, was published in e-book, with paperback to follow.
ONLINE WRITING EVENT WITH HELEN
Leading literary consultant Helen Corner-Bryant gave some fantastic editing and submission advice at our online community event Perfect Your Submission Package. We’ve included just a snippet in this video here, where she gives advice on writing tension peaks.
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PUBLISHING DEAL FOR ILONA BANNISTER
Huge congratulations to our alumna Ilona Bannister, whose novel WHEN I RAN AWAY is being published by John Murray Press on its Two Roads imprint. Ilona developed her novel about love, loss, class, motherhood on the Work in Progress course.
Read the full Bookseller article here.
MASSON WINS BLOODY SCOTLAND AWARD
We’re delighted to hear that the 2020 winner of Bloody Scotland’s Scottish Crime Debut of the Year is our alumna Deborah Masson, who developed her novel HOLD YOUR TONGUE on the Writing a Novel and Work in Progress online courses.
SPONSOR TRAINING FOR CREATIVE FREELANCERS
We’re looking for philanthropists to sponsor places on our online CPD courses – for freelance creatives who have lost their work and income. For every place you sponsor, we’ll donate a free place on our screenwriting, script development, video games, business writing and fiction courses. Let’s upskill while we isolate. Details here
ALUMNA LOUISE MORRISH WINS COMPETITION
Congratulations to Faber Academy alumna Louise Morrish, who has won the Daily Mail First Novel Competition.
The prize includes a £20,000 advance and publishing contract with Penguin Random House.
Her novel, THE COFFIN CLUB, combines wartime memories, old age and murder.
OUR FICTION COURSES: From kickstarting your novel through to perfecting your submission package for agents.
CRIME WRITERS’ TOOLKIT: Helping writers craft gripping and authentic crime stories.
WRITING FOR WELLBEING: Enhance your own personal or professional development through creative writing with our CPD courses.
BUSINESS WRITING: Learn the language, skills and techniques used by professional copywriters for your business communications.
JOHN YORKE STORY: CPD courses delivered in partnership with the John Yorke Story team of narrative experts.
FABER ACADEMY: Working with Faber Academy to offer courses for fiction writers at all stages of development.