Writers’ Conference | Where Do I Go from Here?

This announcement comes from the founder of the Shomer Shabbos Children’s Writers & Illustrators listserve, agent Anna Olswanger:

Fall Workshop

Where Do I Go From Here?: 3 Literary Agents, 3 Opinions

You took the first step: you wrote a children’s or YA manuscript that you are excited about—but where do you go from here?

We think we can help! We are three literary agents (Andrea Cascardi of Transatlantic Literary Agency, Anna Olswanger of Liza Dawson Associates, and Ann Tobias of A Literary Agency for Children’s Books) who specialize in children’s books and who are in regular touch with our clients and their publishers. We are once again offering our workshop Where Do I Go From Here?: 3 Literary Agents, 3 Opinions in New York City for children’s book writers.

We offer this one-day workshop to help those who are trying to make sense of the publishing world. We will cover such areas as how to find an agent and/or a publisher, marketplace considerations, writing tips, and joining critique groups. We will read part of your manuscript in advance of the workshop and be prepared to discuss it with you in a small-group roundtable setting. We cannot guarantee publication but we can bring much-needed clarity to your pursuit of becoming a published author, and help you make the next step.

Workshop date: Sunday, November 13, 2011

Location: SLC Conference Center, 352 Seventh Avenue (at 30th Street), 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Time: 9:00-4:00 p.m.

Fee (includes continental breakfast and lunch): $345

Our previous workshops have all been a sell-out. Here are a few comments from the participants:

“The three different views of my work gave me much to think about. The agents’ experience and expertise lent incredible weight to their words.”

“You were all incredibly insightful, both literary and practical at the same time, and so different from each other.”

“Since this was my first professional critique session, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. However, I got a tremendous amount out of it—both personally in terms of your direct feedback and also indirectly in terms of your feedback to others.”

“I have had a number of critiques, on-going and singular, over the years, but you each said things that no one had ever said before.”

“It was very refreshing to meet three literary agents and hear them speak. They were not fierce! In fact, they were very nice and helpful. I have so many invaluable notes from the workshop. It was helpful to get three different viewpoints about my work. I loved the workshop and I would do it again.”

Group size is limited. For further information, please visit our website www.3LiteraryAgents.com.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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