Very exciting news. Literary agent Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary, who has been an agent for two decades and sold hundreds of books, is teaching a webinar this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, on “How to Get Published in the Inspirational and Christian Markets.” If you’re writing a book based in these markets (and keep in mind “inspirational” is quite a liberal term for a wide range of great books), you need to check out Joyce’s webinar.
The webinar is live at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, and lasts for 75 minutes. If you cannot make the live event, you will still receive the critique from Joyce as well as an archived recording of the presentation to view as many times as you want for one year, so the event is still of great value to even those who cannot see its live broadcast. Sign up here.
1. Free Query Critique. All registrants are invited to submit a query (300 words or fewer) in advance of the event. All submitted queries are guaranteed a critique by instructor Joyce Hart. If you’re having trouble getting attention for your book because your query is weak, Joyce will help you. Sign up here.
2. Ask Joyce Questions. Do you have questions pertaining to your unique manuscript that you just can’t seem to find the answers to? Ask Joyce! Joyce invites questions from attendees and will answer all questions live. No question goes unanswered.
3. What you’ll learn:
- The difference between the inspirational and general markets
- What Christian publishers are looking for
- What it takes to get published in the inspirational market
- Preparing the winning package, including a query letter, fiction synopsis, and/or a nonfiction book proposal
- How to find an agent who’s interested in working with Christian/inspirational writers
- How platform and a great blog helps you reach readers, and makes you a more valuable client
- Common mistakes people make in the craft and business of writing
Joyce Hart is the owner and CEO of Hartline Literary Agency, and has sold hundreds of manuscripts to publishers. She’s looking at all genres of adult fiction except fantasy, sci-fi, and erotica. In nonfiction, she’s looking for authors with strong messages and significant platforms.