What Literary Agents Want You to Know (with Ashley Lopez) - ONLINE
This informational session with Ashley Lopez, a literary agent and rights manager at Waxman Literary Agency, will cover all the basics on what an agent expects from you and what you should expect from an agent. We'll cover the do's and dont's of querying, how to find your shortlist of dream agents, and what the querying process can look like. There will also be discussions about when it's time to get an agent and what an agent can do for you. Come with any and all publishing industry questions and get honest answers to help you take control of your writing career. Informational, lecture-based session, yet lots of time devoted to participants' questions. For fiction and nonfiction writers interested in learning about traditional publishing. Limited to 25 writers.
WHEN: Sunday, April 11 (1 - 3pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference (live)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
ASHLEY LOPEZ is a literary agent and rights manager at Waxman Literary Agency, in NYC. She received her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is a founder and the managing editor of Pigeon Pages Literary Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Cosmonauts Avenue, Columbia Literary Journal, and elsewhere, and her work has been nominated for Best American Short Stories. Ashley represents literary and young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. She seeks authors with a strong point of view, a unique story, and an eye for language.
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