Get Personal Attention and All Your Questions Answered Through the Agent Power Panel (March 11-13)

Author:
Publish date:

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.)

Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title

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.

THE AGENTS

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.

Learn everything about the agents here, including their recent sales and publishing history.

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.
Image placeholder title
Dyslexia Is a Writer's Superpower (With Help)

Dyslexia Is a Writer's Superpower (With Help)

Author PJ Manney shares how dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia should not be viewed as impediments to becoming a writer. Rather, they should be viewed as writing superpowers, especially when paired with certain technologies.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Falsely Accused

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Falsely Accused

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character get falsely accused for something.

By Any Means Necessary: Finding Unorthodox Ways to Break-In

By Any Means Necessary: Finding Unorthodox Ways to Break-In

Novelist D. Eric Maikranz gives advice for how to get your readers to sit up and take notice of your work in untraditional ways.

M.M. Chouinard: On Jumping From One Project to Another

M.M. Chouinard: On Jumping From One Project to Another

Novelist M.M. Chouinard immediately started writing her second book after finishing her first and shares here why that was the best decision she could have made.

How to Write a Eulogy When the Need Arises

How to Write a Eulogy When the Need Arises

While plenty of eulogies are delivered by a clergy member, the perspective provided by a close friend or family member can retell cherished memories of the deceased. If you find yourself needing to pen one, let this advice by Paul Vachon guide you.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 564

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a disappointment poem.

How to Approach Friends and Family About Your Memoir

How to Approach Friends and Family About Your Memoir

No one can decide whether showing your memoir to loved ones before it goes to press is the right choice for you. However, if you're planning to approach your friends and family about it, let memoirist Ronit Plank give you 3 tips for doing so.

Emily Henry: On Writing the Second Book

Emily Henry: On Writing the Second Book

Romance author Emily Henry describes the ups and downs of writing your second book, using her experiences writing her latest release, People We Meet on Vacation.