Literary Agents 101: What You Need to Know about Getting and Working with an Agent

Thursday, Nov 4th @ 2 PM- 3:00 PM Eastern

A literary agent can help you get that book deal, and they also do so much more! But when do you need one, and how do you get one, and what does it mean once you have one?

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The process of getting published or finding an agent comes with its own skill set—one that can be just as essential to your career as mastering the craft of writing. And yet, many writers are uncertain about the role a literary agent can play in their lives and whether it is necessary to have one. This webinar will help you explore what an agent can (and can’t) do for you, and when (and why) it’s the right time to get an agent, so you’ll be able to navigate your literary career with confidence. You’ll also get insights that will help you tighten your story’s selling points and map a creative timeline.

In this webinar, you will:

  • LEARN how an agent fits into the larger creative ecosystem of your career
  • ESTABLISH a list of your story’s selling points
  • DEVELOP a creative timeline that helps you map your future

There will be time for a Q & A at the end of the presentation.

This webinar is ideal for writers of any genre ready to take their work to a larger audience, who are looking to break into book publishing, or who are wondering whether an agent is necessary. These writers may be publishing short-form pieces regularly, and are wanting to make the leap to writing a full-length book.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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