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Writer’s Digest Editors’ Intensive

Get one-on-one personalized attention from the experts at Writer’s Digest—including professional feedback on the first 50 pages of your manuscript! One last opportunity in 2010:

Why does your query or manuscript keep getting rejected? Find out!
Rejection is the No. 1 most difficult challenge for any writer. You often don’t get feedback with a rejection—aside from “not right for us at this time”—so you don’t know why you’re getting rejected, or if there are problems in your work that you could easily fix or adjust.

To someone inside the industry, the reasons for rejection are always obvious—but writers rarely recognize the red flags in their query or manuscript, problems that are often in the very opening lines of their queries or manuscripts!

If you’re feeling frustrated or unsure what to do next, this event was custom made for you. You’ll get a full day of hands-on workshops that show you all the red flags, and also specify what makes your work attractive to editors and agents.

But most importantly: We read the first 50 pages of your manuscript, and during a one-on-one, 30-minute appointment, tell you the reasons why you’re probably getting rejected.

Register now for our September event!

Don’t wait—we keep the attendee list small to ensure plenty of one-on-one attention, so this event will fill up fast. Read testimonials from other writers who attended.

During our Editors’ Intensive event, you’ll receive:

  • a full day of hands-on workshops, in a small-group setting, designed to help you understand why you might be getting rejected and how to improve your pitch and your manuscript
  • plenty of time for interaction and questions relating specifically to your work and your experience
  • information on how to get your book published, either traditionally or on your own
  • insider advice on how to approach and query literary agents, editors, and publishers
  • how to build your own site or blog—as well as use the newest online tools, including Facebook & Twitter—to build your career
  • step-by-step information on building an author platform
  • a community of like-minded writers to share information and experiences with (we are proud to say that our attendees continue to stay in touch with each other after the event!)
  • a free subscription to WritersMarket.com, plus a list of potential markets for your work

Click here to register now!

The full day of workshops (on Saturday) ends with a panel of Writer’s Digest editors commenting on the quality of the manuscripts they read for the event, plus what makes them stop reading—followed by an open Q&A session and a Saturday evening reception.

Sunday is devoted to one-on-one meetings between attendees and editors. You’ll get a full 30 minutes to meet with an editor and discuss your manuscript.

Due to the personalized nature of this event, space is extremely limited.

Single Admission Cost: $299

Click here to sign up today!


September Programming

Writing Queries and Landing Agents
Chuck Sambuchino, editor of Guide to Literary Agents
You’ll learn all the principles of approaching and impressing industry professionals—on paper or in-person—including step-by-step information on how to write strong queries and e-queries. You’ll learn the 5 essential elements of any query letter, what makes up a strong fiction hook, what a platform means when it comes to nonfiction authors, and how to create stand-out materials.

10 Secrets for Succeeding as a Writer in a Transformational Time

Jane Friedman, Publisher & Editorial Director, Writer’s Digest
No matter what type of a writer you are, there are certain secrets that can speed your path to publication and make doors open where they wouldn’t before. Get specific action items that you can act on as soon as you leave, as well as information on where the industry is headed in a time of digital revolution. How will you adapt? You’ll have specific models to follow after this talk.

How to Use Social Networking Tools to Further Your Writing Career
Jane Friedman, Publisher & Editorial Director, Writer’s Digest
If you’re not online, you’re not visible to a big portion of your audience. Learn how to make effective use of social networks, especially Facebook and Twitter, to grow your visibility, improve your writing, build platform—and get published. We promise it’s a lot of fun, it doesn’t take much time, and you’ll find more support and encouragement from the writing community than you ever thought possible! (You might even meet your next agent on Twitter!)

First Steps in Website Building and Blogging
Jane Friedman, Publisher & Editorial Director, Writer’s Digest
Learn the basic tools for developing strong sites or blogs. With the information presented in this session, you’ll be able to get started within 24 hours, without any previous technical knowledge, and without any kind of financial investment. We’ll also show you examples of how writers from past intensives have used their knowledge from this session to grow their audience and attract attention for their work.

Why I Stop Reading
A panel of Writer’s Digest manuscript critiquers comment on the qualities of the manuscripts they read for the event. We’ll describe all the major red flags that cause an editor or agent to reject you.

Open Q&A with editors

Lunch is provided on Saturday (as well as beverages throughout the day).

Programming is subject to change. This site offers the most up-to-date information on the program and event.

Hotel Information

Our official hotel for the Writer’s Digest Editors’ Intensives is the Hannaford Suites, located less than five minutes from the WD offices, and within walking distance of restaurants and shopping.

Special WDEI rate: $85–$92 includes breakfast and hourly shuttles to and from the WD offices.

Click here or call 1-877-847-1985 to reserve your spot. Ask for the Writer’s Digest group rate.

Event Location and Details

Writer’s Digest Headquarters at F+W Media, Inc.
4700 E. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH  45236

The first day of the event (Saturday) takes place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. On the second day (Sunday), you will be assigned a 30-minute time slot for discussing your manuscript or proposal with a WD editor, which may take place any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel for any reason, you must notify us at least one week in advance. Your registration fee will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be made less than 7 days before the event.

Have questions?

E-mail a member of our staff at WritersDigestConference@fwmedia.com or call us toll-free at 1-877-436-7764, option 3.