Our hope is that this toolkit will serve as a fountain of information and inspiration, as well as acting as a launchpad to support women to write non-fiction that sparks new thinking, illuminates hidden histories, ignites movements and reflects our shared experiences – perhaps contributing to the creation of books that go on to win the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction in the future.
From research skills and navigating archives to writing a compelling proposal and crafting an argument, the Horizons toolkit is packed full of tips and wise words for non-fiction writers.
Whether you’re looking to spin your specialist subject into a book with broad appeal or to explore your life story in a memoir, Horizons is here to help.
When it comes to non-fiction submissions, instead of sharing a completed book – as you would expect to if you were writing a novel – a publisher will acquire non-fiction based on a proposal. Broadly speaking that proposal is made up of three main parts: 1) an overview, 2) a sample of writing and 3) a chapter breakdown.Read more