Have you ever wanted to pick the brains of a literary agent, without the expense of traveling to a conference and competing with hundreds of other writers? With the Ask the Agents Power Panel, new from WD, you’ll be able to ask 4 top literary agents your questions. Learn the dos and don’ts of working with an agent, learn how to know what they’re looking for, and how to get their attention and secure representation. Sign up here. (Update: I forgot to mention before that all attendees get a query critique as part of the package.)
HOW THE POWER PANEL WORKS
From March 11-13, you’ll be able to log into an exclusive message board to post your questions to a panel of carefully selected literary agents. (Learn all about the agents). The agents will answer all your questions, from query letter guidelines and agent pet peeves to questions about contract negotiations and advice on working with an editor. (The only thing off-limits is pitches for your own work, though you’re free about circumstances regarding your own project, and also free to query them following the weekend if you think one may be a good fit for your work.)
You’ll also be able to access answers to hundreds of questions asked by all of the participants, not just the questions you submit. Sign up here.
Ted Weinstein (Ted Weinstein Literary Management) is seeking journalism and narrative nonfiction, popular science, business and personal finance, biography and history, current affairs and politics, health and fitness, food and cooking, entertainment and pop culture (often based on popular websites or blogs), and quirky reference books.
Verna Dreisbach (Dreisbach Literary) is seeking a wide variety of nonfiction authors. Her fiction interests include literary, commercial, and young adult. With over 13 years as a former police officer, Verna also has a genuine interest in the genres of mystery, thriller and true crime. Sign up here.
Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown Literary Agency) is seeking all types of children’s literature: picture books, middle grade, young adult (YA), and graphic novels.
Michelle Wolfson (Wolfson Literary) is seeking mainstream fiction, mysteries, thrillers, suspense, chick-lit, romance, women’s fiction, and young adult. She is drawn to well written material with strong interesting characters. She is also interested in practical and narrative nonfiction projects, particularly those of interest to women.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- A critique of your query letter.
- Exclusive access to the panel message boards starting Friday, March 11.
- A copy of the OnDemand Webinar “How to Land a Literary Agent” ($99 value)
- A 3-month subscription to WritersMarket.com (a $17.97 value!)
- A PDF of all questions and agent answers after the close of the Power Panel Session. Sign up here.