2476 Online Guest Speaker Event: Speculative Fiction – Sorcha Rose in conversation with Rachelle Atalla

2476 Online Guest Speaker Event: Speculative Fiction – Sorcha Rose in conversation with Rachelle Atalla

Date(s) - Thu 16th May, 2024
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join our online Moniack in a Month Speculative Fiction participants and tutor Rachelle Atalla in welcoming  editor Sorcha Rose to our virtual floor!  In this one-hour industry-focused session delivered via Zoom, Sorcha will be in discussion with Rachelle Atalla, breaking down the process of publishing speculative fiction, from acquisitions and the editorial process to placing speculative fiction in a commercial market. There will also be time for questions from the audience.

We are happy to be able to extend access to our online Moniack in a Month Guest Speaker events on a ‘pay as you can’ basis.

Guest Speaker

Sorcha Rose is an editor at The Novelry, an online writing school. Previously, Sorcha was at Hodder & Stoughton on the Fiction Team. Before this and during her time studying creative writing, Sorcha quickly realised giving feedback and helping mould her fellow students’ work was her favourite part of the course, and knew she wanted to be an editor. During her time at Hodder, she assisted and edited on authors such as John Grisham, Peter Robinson and Sophie Hannah. Alongside this, she has been commissioning her own list of commercial fiction, with exciting authors such as Rachelle Atalla, Pip Finkemeyer, Patricia Marques and Catriona McPherson.


Rachelle Atalla is a Scottish-Egyptian novelist, short story writer and screenwriter based in Glasgow. Her debut speculative novel The Pharmacist was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2022 to critical acclaim and was shortlisted for Best Fiction at the Scottish National Book Awards. In 2023, she published her climate-focused second novel Thirsty Animals and is now working on her third novel. Her short stories have been published widely, she has written for BBC Radio 4, and she is also the recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. In screenwriting, her first short film Trifle was commissioned by the Scottish Film & Talent Network, her first feature-length film was developed with BBC Film, and she is now developing a film adaption of The Pharmacist with Compact Pictures and the BFI.



We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below.


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Online event (standard price) £10.00
Online event (concession) £5.00
Online event (free) £0.00 N/A

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