How to Get Published: An Editor and Literary Agent Tell All

​If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published! Brian’s guest details are below!

Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, three copies could be helpful.

Be sure to bring your elevator pitch! Following the end of the formal workshop at 3:30, Brian will be staying for at least half an hour and helping interested attendees, who didn’t have their queries critiqued earlier, write query letters that will get a yes, while the guest literary agent will be listening to your pitches. Agents come to these events wanting to hear what you’ve got and hoping to find authors they want to represent.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for over 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers.

Guest speaker, Martha Webb, is a literary agent and part owner of the CookeMcDermid agency, a new company formed through the amalgamation of the Cooke Agency and the McDermid agency. CookeMcDermid represents more than 300 writers, among them Man Booker nominees, Giller and Governor General’s award–winning authors, prize-winning journalists, New York Times bestsellers and some of the literary world’s most notable names.
Martha was with the McDermid Agency for twelve years, and with CookeMcDermid, she continues to represent a wide range of books. Primarily, though, her list focuses on literary fiction, narrative nonfiction (including memoir and true crime) and ideas-driven nonfiction.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $49/1 Class or $53 at the door
Ages: 18Y and up

To reserve your spot, email and allow 2-3 business days for a response.
No email? Call Elise at 905-815-2042 x 5037.

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