Romance novels represent a profitable, exciting and artistic field of publishing. Readers are voracious, publishing houses are acquiring and authors are making money. Yet, writing a romance novel can be intimidating and pursuing publication even more so.
In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “Writing and Selling Romance: Introducing Your Romance Novel To Its Happy Ever After” — instructor and literary agent Sara Megibow, who represents New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance authors, will discuss the objective and subjective elements of writing these books as well as the specific steps an author can take to pursue publication. Sara will also tackle romance novels from both the writing/art angle and the publishing/business angle. Plus, as a bonus, Sara will critique the first 10 pages of your romance novel. It all happens at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, April 2, 2015, and lasts 90 minutes.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- How to review your own manuscript for the objective elements needed in a romance novel
- How important is craft in wooing readers
- Places to pick up hints as to agents’ and editors’ subjective preferences
- How to make a list of literary agents and/or publishers for your book
- How to vet those literary agents and/or publishers
- Successful query tips
- A checklist for evaluating your publication options (literary agent, publisher, self-publishing)
ABOUT THE CRITIQUE
All registrants are invited to submit the first 10 pages of your romance novel after the webinar. No query letter or synopsis needed! All submitted pages are guaranteed a written review by Literary Agent Sara Megibow.
Pages submitted as part of this webinar can be from complete, incomplete, published or unpublished books. However, please note that while Sara is actively acquiring, she will only consider representation of submitted projects that are 100% complete and unpublished. To reiterate – all submissions will receive written feedback but only complete, unpublished books will go on to be considered for representation.
Please also note that for this critique opportunity pages submitted must be from a romance novel! Your novel can be any sub-genre of romance (contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, historical, erotic, M/M, New Adult, young adult, single title-length, novella-length, etc.) but it must be a romance novel. Sara will read each submission carefully and respond with written feedback within 60 days of receipt of the submission.
Please Note: Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering for this live version will enable you to receive the On Demand webinar and a personal critique of your material. Purchasing the On Demand version after the live event will not include a critique.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Sara Megibow represents New York Times bestselling romance author Roni Loren (NOTHING BETWEEN US and the LOVING ON THE EDGE series) as well as other bestselling romance authors including Tiffany Reisz, Ashlyn Macnamara, Christina Lee, Jane Kindred and Eleri Stone. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and will be attending the WisRWA Write On Conference in Milwaukee, WI in April 2015 and the San Diego RWA conference in June 2015. She is actively acquiring right now and is excited to read and review sample pages as part of this webinar. The KT Literary website is here: http://ktliterary.com. General submission guidelines are here: http://ktliterary.com/submissions/. Sara has 9 years experience in publishing and her Publishers Marketplace site, including client and sales info, is here: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SaraMegibow/. Sara is also very active on twitter @SaraMegibow where she will do her best to answer questions, especially for Writers Digest webinar attendees. Always LGBTQ and Diversity friendly!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Anyone interested in writing a romance novel
- Writers who have already written a romance novel and are researching publication
- Writers looking for a literary agent for their romance novel
- Anyone curious about how a literary agent chooses romance novels for representation
- Writers who want tips on writing a query letter that will grab an agent’s attention
- Writers interested in researching their publishing options
- Writers who want written feedback on the first 10 pages of their romance novel
HOW DOES THE WEBINAR WORK?
The webinar is broadcasted via the internet with live audio delivered through your computer speakers or over your telephone. The live webinar’s visual presentation is displayed directly from the Presenter’s computer to your computer screen. The Q&A is managed through a chat-style submission system with questions being read and answered by the Presenter for the entire class to hear. In the event some questions are not answered during the live session, an e-mail with questions and answers will be sent to all webinar attendees. By attending the live webinar and/or asking questions, your full name may be stated during the live event and captured in the recording. Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. In all WD webinars, no question goes unanswered. Attendees have the ability to chat with the instructor during the live event and ask questions. You will receive a copy of the webinar presentation in an e-mail that goes out one week after the live event. The answers to questions not covered in the live presentation will be included in this e-mail as well.