Exciting news. Literary agent Rachelle Gardner (well known for her super-awesome and popular publishing blog) will be teaching an online webinar on Thursday, March 11, on “How Do Agents and Editors Decide?” It’s a 90-minute online class guaranteed to be an info-filled bonanza of advice and tips for both fiction and nonfiction writers.
Let’s cut right to the chase: Rachelle knows her stuff. Her publishing blog has been on the Writer’s Digest 101 Best Sites every single year that her site’s been in existence. If memory serves, she mentioned that about 450,000 people visited her site last year to learn from her. What does it all mean? Rachelle knows how to communicate ideas and tips that writers can take away.
She is an agent with Wordserve Literary Group. She’s looking at all genres of adult fiction except fantasy, sci-fi, and erotica, and prefers stories with strong characters and page-turning plots. Currently her favorite genres are contemporary women’s fiction, historical romance, and romantic suspense. In nonfiction, she’s looking for authors with strong messages (for either a Christian audience or the general market) and significant marketing platforms.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
Why do some projects get picked out of the pile by agents and editors while most do not? It’s because great books that catch the eyes of the pros are a combination of an excellent idea, excellent writing, and, in some cases, an excellent platform.
In this webinar, writers will learn:
- How to capture your book in a compelling hook that will draw the attention of agents and editors.
- How to determine if your rejections are less about your project and more about the marketplace.
- What is meant by the “competitive advantage” and how to know if you have it.
- How to make your writing shine—taking an idea and fleshing it out with voice, narrative, point-of-view, and structure.
- How to develop an attractive writer platform—connecting with other writers and individuals while making yourself a visible authority on a subject.
- How agents and editors quickly look over a project and decide if it has the necessary elements to make them request more.
- How to get your book published!
One of the best parts about webinars is that you get to interact and ask questions to the presenter. Rachelle will address writer questions in real time. If she can’t get around to all questions during the seminar, she’ll address them afterward and e-mail you the answers! No question goes unanswered, so sign up for “How Do Agents and Editors Decide?” today!
Want more on this subject?
- Sign up for Rachelle’s webinar.
- Confused about formatting? Check out Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript.
- Read about What Agents Hate: Chapter 1 Pet Peeves.
- Want the most complete database of agents and what genres they’re looking for? Buy the 2011 Guide to Literary Agents today!