Webinar: HOW TO GET AN AGENT May 14th, Writer’s Digest

Picture 1I’m back at Writer’s Digest doing another great webinar. This time: HOW TO GET AN AGENT. Sign up here for the May 14 (1pm EST) session. 

Many writers think getting a literary agent is the hardest thing they’ll have to do as a writer. They think agents are looking to turn away writers, when actually many agents are actively looking to sign new talent. How do you find these agents that have open doors?

Literary Agent Carly Watters works with many debut writers she’s signed from the slush pile who have become successful multi-published authors. She’ll share the industry expectations of debut writers, how to find agents that are actively looking for new writers, and what questions to ask to make sure you find the right agent for you.

Learn what agents are being told by the industry and how that shapes the debut projects they sign, why you need an agent, and where to find agents that represent what you write. Do you want know how to hook an agent? Carly will make sure you’re fishing in the right pond.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What an author/agent relationship looks like
  • How to find an agent that’s right for you
  • How to show agents you’re a ‘career author’
  • How to stand out among other querying writers
  • What the state of the industry looks like for new authors
  • How agents approach the slush pile and writers conferences
  • The important steps to writing a successful query letter
  • Why you must query an agent with what they ask for

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

  • Live access to the webinar to ask questions, OR if you’re working, still sign up because either way you get the webinar emailed to you and you get your critique.
  • A critique of your query! From me!
  • 1 Hour of Instruction
  • 1/2 Hour of Q & A

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers who are crafting their first book
  • Writers who have completed their first book
  • Published writers who do not have an agent yet
  • Writers who want to learn more about the author/agent relationship looks like
  • Writers who want to learn an agent’s role in the industry

Sign up today!

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5 thoughts on “Webinar: HOW TO GET AN AGENT May 14th, Writer’s Digest

  1. Count me in! Your webinar is perfect timing for me. My manuscript is finally finished (yeah!) and I am doing the self-publish/publish indecision dance. I’ll sign up as soon as I figure out if I have the right software version. Thank you!

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  2. My memoir is coming out in Sept ’15 through hybrid publishing. Would it be a good idea for me to try to acquire an agent for after it comes out- in hopes it will find more marketing opportunities than Amazon? If so I might need the webinar.

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  3. I was thinking of signing up. But I sent my query to you in August, it’s a biography. In the response it read, “we don’t feel like we’re the right agency for your project.” Is that a standard rejection? Would it benefit me to sign up for your webinar?

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    1. That’s a form rejection. Simply because we can’t respond individually to everyone. If you sign up I will critique your query to help you get more attention from agents. And during the hour presentation you might get some ideas about why you aren’t getting enough requests etc.

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