Mark Stay You’ve Written a Novel. What Next?


Kent History & Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LQ
Image of Mark Stay with book 'The Holly King' for Maidstone Lit fest

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Congrats! You’ve finished your novel. But what happens now? Get an agent? A publisher? What other options are available to authors today? Writer Mark Stay tells you everything you need to know about publishers, agents, advances, royalties, self-publishing and more. 

This event is part of Maidstone LitFest 2023. This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The event will be held at the Kent History & Library Centre which has the following accessibility information: 
 • Disabled access • Portable hearing loop • Designated parking for blue badge holders at the front of the building • Accessible toilets with baby change facilities 

Maidstone LitFest – Ticket Terms and conditions (in addition to the Maidstone Borough Council - Beyonk Terms and Conditions)

  • Can I get a refund on my tickets?
We do not offer refunds unless a show is cancelled. Tickets can be transferred to another person in your place. Please note on all bookings for children’s events that you are aware of the suitable age range and parental responsibilities.
  • What age can children attend unaccompanied?
Children of 13 years or older can attend our events unaccompanied. However, we do not take responsibility of that young person. Children under 13 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Accessibility needs:
At the time of booking, please do email us with any accessibility needs you may have. We have tried to make our venues as accessible as possible, but one venue is a historic building, so we need to know in advance how to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Our staff and volunteers will aim to help you as much as possible on the day. Unfortunately, we do not have a hearing loop system in place for our events this year. Email:
  • Children with additional needs:
Please email us with any needs your child may have and how we can accommodate them at the events to ensure they can enjoy their visit:

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Tickets£12.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Monday, 2nd October 2023 - Sunday, 8th October 2023

Maidstone LitFest logo with sponsor logosMaidstone LitFestA warm welcome to Maidstone’s first Literary Festival, brought to you by Maidstone Borough Council!
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking information 27 parking spaces near the library on James Whatman Way  Long stay car parks at Maidstone East railway station and Fremlin Walk  Cycle parking

Public Transport Directions

By Train

The nearest Railway Station is Maidstone East an 8-minute walk. 

Opening Times

Season (7 Oct 2023)
Saturday10:00 - 11:00

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