Agent Jennifer Laughran’s Conference Tips

Spring is here! The season of long walks, new flowers, spectacular allergies, and, if you’re a writer, conferences. Conferences abound all year and all across the country, but they really seem to pick up in the spring, when everyone is ready to leave the house in search of the new

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Q and A with Agent Elena Mechlin

Today we feature the fourth in our series of Q and As with the featured agents, editors, and authors of our YA A to Z Conference! To learn more about the conference, click here. To register, click here! How did you get started in publishing? In college, I was on

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Q&A with Agent Laurie McLean

Today we feature the third in our lineup of Q & As with the amazing featured authors, agents, and editors of our upcoming YA A to Z conference. For more info about the conference, click here. And keep checking back here for more great Q & As throughout March and

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Five Ways (Not) to Squander Contacts and Alienate Agents (Feature Post)

By Ginger McKnight-Chavers Sometimes the universe bestows unexpected gifts upon writers. Through friends, colleagues or the hundredth query letter, we finally land a face-to-face with an agent.  I’ve learned the hard way that it’s easy to unintentionally screw up these golden opportunities in ways beyond the obvious no-no’s (tardiness, rudeness,

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A Q&A with Agent Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich

The 2011 Agent’s Conference is shaping up excellently with a great bunch of agents and editors. Today we have a Q&A with agent Jim McCarthy of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management that will give you a bit of insight into the world of literary agents and Jim himself. Even if

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A Q&A About WLT’s PubCrawl

WLT Executive Director Cyndi Hughes will host PubCrawl: A Writing/Publishing Q&A Lunch for WLT members on Nov. 19. Here’s a look at what the event is all about. What is PubCrawl? WLT members always have big-picture questions about both writing and publishing. There is no one answer to those questions;

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Q&A with agent Susanna Einstein of LJK Literary

This week’s Q&A spotlights Susanna Einstein, a senior agent and Director of Foreign Rights at LJK Literary, a literary agency in New York. Susanna will be one of our featured agents at WLT’s 2011 Agents Conference, so check out this detailed Q&A to learn more about her! How did you

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Agent’s Conference Success Story from Stefanie von Borstel

Author Karen Benke met her agent, Stefanie von Borstel of Full Circle Literary, at the 2008 WLT Agents Conference, a meeting that resulted in her book RIP THE PAGE! Adventures in Creative Writing, published in July 2010 by Shambala/Trumpeter. On Tuesday, Karen shared her look behind the book; today Stefanie

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An Agents Conference Success Story from Author Karen Benke

The Writers’ League is proud of the fact that our annual Agents Conference often results in authors landing agents and getting book deals. This week author Karen Benke and agent Stefanie von Borstel of Full Circle Literary both tell the story of how they met at the 2008 WLT Agents

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