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Writers of picture books or middle-grade or young-adult works will learn how to best position themselves to get past one of the first gatekeepers of the publishing industry: the literary agent. Students will learn what a literary agent is and how they function in the children’s publishing industry. The seminar will provide helpful tips on how to research kid-lit agents and agencies, as well as how to present their work and themselves as authors. The seminar will also help students develop their pitching and querying skills with in-class writing exercises. Finally, the seminar will cover what to expect once a writer has landed a literary agent.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Publishing, The Writing Life, Young-Adult Fiction
Start Date: 04/23/2016
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Clelia Gore is a literary agent who heads the children's division of the Seattle-based agency, Martin Literary Management. Clelia represents authors of fiction and nonfiction picture, middle grade and young adult books. Prior to her career as an agent, she worked as an attorney in Manhattan.