This week-long conference session includes:
- A query letter workshop with 6-10 students and 2 literary agents
- An opening 2 pages workshop with the same 6-10 students and 2 different literary agents
- A 2-day interactive panel discussion and Q&A with all 4 agents
- Full access to the Backspace Writers Conference video archives
- A PDF copy of The Science of Rejection Letters: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analyze Rejection Letters in Order to Improve Your Writing & Get Published by Jeff Kleinman
Don’t miss this great event!
How it works:
Monday: Students post introductions to their workshop group in a private discussion forum.
“I always feel that authors are so focused on the editor-agent thing that they forget about the people sitting right next to them, the other writers who could actually be of huge assistance to them. Your business is writing, so make a connection with the writers.” — Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management
Tuesday 2:00 P.M. EST: Query letter workshop with 6-10 students and 2 literary agents held via conference call. (Approximately 2 hours)
Wednesday 2:00 P.M. EST: Opening 2 pages workshop with same 6-10 students and 2 different agents held via conference call. (Approximately 3 hours)
“Everybody who does these conferences is a pretty nice person, so just talk. Know what your book is about, be able to discuss it concisely and passionately. And then be ready to listen, to hear the questions the agent asks, be ready to respond concisely and passionately.”— Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management
PLEASE NOTE: Conference calls are recorded. If a student is unable to join the call at the scheduled time, a literary agent’s intern or assistant will read the student’s pages for them, and the student can listen to the discussion later. Alternatively, if a student can attend only a portion of the call, let us know and we’ll make sure your pages are scheduled to be read while you’re in attendance.
Thursday-Friday: Interactive panel discussion in which agents answer questions from students in the private discussion forum. Students also discuss among themselves what they’ve learned throughout the week by posting questions and comments to the group, or by private message.
Questions? Check our FAQ for students or the FAQ for faculty members, or contact conference organizers Christopher Graham or Karen Dionne at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also telephone Chris at 732-267-6449.