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Book Agent Info

Meet face to face with an agent at the Wyoming Writers Conference June 6-8. Held in Sheridan, WY, the conference offers Laura Rennert of Andrea Brown Literary and Jessica Sinsheimer of Sarah Jane Freymann Literary.

Book Agent Info

Connect with an agent and work on your book at the Texas Writing Retreat. Held August 5-10 near Houston, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates. This five-night writing retreat is all-inclusive (food, drinks, and board) with the attendees limited to 7 to 15.


Book Agent Info

Connect with agents face to face at the Missouri Writers Guild Conference April 25-27 in St. Louis, MO. Meet with Ken Sherman of Ken Sherman & Associates, Laura Biagi of Jean V. Naggar Literary, Sorche Fairbank of Fairbank Literary, or Gina Pantettieri of Talcott Notch.

Book Agent Info

Some top agents will be at the Houston Writer’s Guild Conference April 12 in Houston, TX. Eddie Schneider of Jabberwocky Literary, Pooja Menon of Kimberley Cameron & Associates, and Jennifer Udden of Donald Maass Literary will be on hand to hear author’s pitches.

If you need help with your spoken pitch, a query letter, or other pitch items, connect with me today!

Workshop: Query Letters in NC

Writing the Perfect Query Letter with Laine Cunningham, presented by Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr. Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27609

Saturday, March 9     Time:  1:30-4:30pm

Fee:  $55 (Early Bird till March 1st)/$75 after

Registration: Click here  

Your query letter is every bit as important as the opening pages of your novel. It’s your first opportunity to show your writing skills to a prospective agent or editor. Make it count! Make it shine! A good query letter should make that editor and agent want to read your material…and it should grab their hearts in the thirty seconds or so they give each query in their pile. In this class, publishing consultant and owner of the Writer’s Resource Laine Cunningham will discuss the three important elements to inject into your query so you can get published. Fiction and nonfiction authors writing books, stories or articles will benefit from this class.

Laine Cunningham’s clients consistently garner attention from the nation’s top publishers and agents. Several of her clients’ books have been shopped around Hollywood and have received film options. She has been quoted on CNN MoneyMedia Bistro, and The Writer Magazine for her opinion on the end of the Harry Potter series, the “Oprah Effect,” and Sarah Palin’s ghostwriter. She has presented workshops and lectures for The Loft, the nation’s largest independent literary organization; the National Writer’s Union; The Writer’s Workshop in Asheville and writing conferences across the country.

Conference and Contest

When: Saturday, March 2
Where: Washington Civic Center, 116 N. Gladden St.
Information: Marni Graff, bluevirgin.graff@gmail.com
Writing in Our Time is the conference theme. The Saturday conference keynote speaker will be Bland Simpson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at UNC-Chapel Hill.  An author and playwright/composer/lyricist, he is a longtime member of the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers and is a recipient of the North Carolina Award in Fine Arts (2005), the state’s highest civilian honor. The conference will start with a panel discussion on Publishing in our Time.  Three morning and three afternoon writing workshops/lectures will follow, each with timely writing themes.  Leading local and area writers will participate in the discussion and host the working sessions.  A box lunch will be served before the keynote speech. A Pamlico Writers Competition awards ceremony and reception will be held at 6:30 pm following the conference.


The 2013 Carolina Writers Conference

The Anson County Writers’ Club and South Piedmont Community College are pleased to announce the 2013 presenters: Robert Dunn, Marjorie Hudson and Robert Macomber.



Kentucky Writers Conference, April 19, Bowling Green, KY

This is a free one-day writers conference with sessions on how to get published. It precedes the Southern Kentucky Book Fest (April 20).



Writer’s Digest Writers Conference East, April 5-7, New York, NY

60-80 literary agents will be taking pitches at the Agent Pitch Slam. Editors and authors will be teaching sessions on how to write better and get published.