DHA Open Day for Under-Represented Writers

When: Thursday 30th January 2020 

Where: David Higham Associates, Waverley House, 7–12 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8GQ


Following on from the successes of our previous Open Days we’re hugely excited at David Higham to announce our fourth day for under-represented writers, which will offer ten people the opportunity to spend a day with us, meeting industry experts and receiving tailored feedback on their work. 


The Open Day will take place on Thursday 30th January 2020 at our offices in Soho, London and will focus on fiction-writing for adults.* The day will feature talks and Q&As with agents and publishers, one-to-one sessions to provide tailored feedback on current writing projects and the opportunity to meet like-minded authors and agents at a drinks reception.  

Applications for this day are now open and we welcome applications from any writer living in the UK from an under-represented background including LGBTQ+ writers, BAME writers, writers from working-class backgrounds, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities and disabled writers. Writers must be un-agented. 

 *We are not at this time looking for poetry, plays, screenplays or children’s fiction.

How to apply: Please complete the application form below and attach up to three chapters of your work. The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th September and the selected writers will be informed on Monday 18th November.


If you have any questions, please contact us at openday@davidhigham.co.uk. We look forward to receiving your submission. Good luck!

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