The Crime Writers’ Association

Crime Publishers & Writers at Event in Chorley, Lancashire

Publishers Sapere Books and Gritstone Publishing Co-operative as well as crime writers Simon Michael, D J Harrison and Ruth Sutton will be highlighting the different ways of getting published. Writers, whether beginners or more experienced, are welcome to attend.

The theme will be how to get published and we’ll be exploring the different avenues open to writers and the advantages of each.

Amy Durant and Caoimhe O’Brien from renowned London digital publisher Sapere Books will be talking to us about what they’re looking for from authors, how they work and what they offer.

Andrew Bibby, author and founder of Gritstone Publishing Co-operative will be showing us there are always other ways.

Simon Michael, a barrister turned traditionally published crime writer, will be sharing his experiences and thoughts on getting published.

Ruth Sutton, a self-published author, will be letting us know the pros and cons.

The afternoon will take the form of individual talks and then a moderated panel, with crime writer DJ Harrison in the chair, with lots of chances for the audience to ask questions and get to grips with publishing opportunities today.

Tickets are £10 (free for Chorley Writers’ Circle subscribed members). Here is the link to book your ticket:

Any questions or difficulties booking, please email us.


Do you have books to sell?

We will also be holding a book fair. Tables will cost £5 in addition to the Write Now ticket price. Any writer can take a table – just email us on the address above. You pay for the table on the day (your Write Now ticket must be purchased in advance) and need to be there by around 12.30.

The venue will be the same as last year: St Mary’s Social Centre off West Street car park, accessed via Devonshire Road, Chorley: PR7 2SR. There is free parking from 1pm.

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