GOT A QUESTION FOR A LITERARY AGENT?ASK FOUR OF THEM AT THE WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL CONFERENCE!
My name is Chuck Sambuchino, and I edit the Guide to Literary Agents for WD. I also get the honor of moderating the popular "Ask the Agents" Friday panel at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference in New York City this July 31–August 2. The panel is one of our most popular sessions because it gives attendees an opportunity to ask four different literary agents questions about how to get published.
You can ask any question that's specific to your own journey. Maybe you want to hear some advice on how to resubmit your work to an agency. Maybe you want to learn more about query letter no-nos. Or maybe you just want general advice on what makes agents (and editors) stop reading after the first few pages. It doesn't matter—all craft and business-related writing topics are up for discussion!
Before the panel, I will be teaching "Pitch Perfect," a session on how to pitch your work to an agent. It's a simple starting point for people who don't know how to approach an agent. If you want in on this session, be sure to register for the Pitch Slam/Basic Conference option. Then, in the panel that follows, we can delve more into subjects such as how to classify your work, how to make your story stand out, and how to give your submission the best chance possible.
The panel is an excellent opportunity to get tough questions answered as you continue along your writing journey—so join me this summer at the event! I hope to see you there.