We look forward to welcoming Mary Carter – a Chicago-based, bestselling novelist and workshop leader at the Chicago Writer’s Loft – to MWW19 this July. Mary’s works have been translated into a number of languages and include: Home With My Sisters, London From My Windows, Meet Me in Barcelona, Three Months in Florence, The Things I […]
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An all-day bootcamp to help authors sort through various strategies, tools, and opportunities available and what makes sense at this point in time for the next stage of their careers Midwest Writers board member Dianne Despain (writing as Dianne Drake for Harlequin), who got her start at MWW in 1993 and now has 57 books […]
Have a book manuscript in progress? Get help for your first 10 pages! As part of our July 25-27 MWW19 conference, we’re offering six intensive, hands-on intensive sessions., one of which is Holly Miller’s Manuscript Makeover. Here’s the description: Manuscript Makeover: All Genres – This interactive intensive is designed for those fiction and nonfiction writers who are […]
Literary agent JL Stermer wants to hear your pitches! JL is adding to her nonfiction list in both YA and adult categories with smart pop-culture, health & wellness, self-help, comedy/satire, fashion, memoir and more. She’s also growing her fiction list (a bit more selectively) and is looking for adult and YA: coming-of-age, humor, dark and edgy stories, and across the board she […]
Meet fiction author Melissa Fraterrigo Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of the novel Glory Days (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) which was named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books ; she is also the author of the short story collection The Longest Pregnancy (Livingston Press). Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in more than forty […]
Meet Joanna MacKenzie, literary agent with Nelson Literary Agency Joanna MacKenzie joined Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 and is building a list of adult titles in the areas of mystery, thriller, and commercial women’s fiction as well as select young adult passion projects. She loves creepy islands, mysteries set in close-knit communities (if those communities happen […]
Registration for MWW19 is now available! Here are FIVE ways to rock your writing by coming to MWW19, July 25-27, 2019: ENJOY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES This is a chance to find your tribe. Network between or during sessions, over lunch, and of course at the evening activities. GET MENTORED BY THE BEST Learn from a […]
Meet Brenna English-Loeb, literary agent with Transatlantic Literary Agency Brenna English-Loeb comes to the Transatlantic Literary Agency after working for several years at Janklow & Nesbit Associates and Writers House, where she had the pleasure of working with New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors across multiple genres. At TLA she’s excited to grow her list […]
Meet Savannah Brooks, literary agent with Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency Savannah Brooks joined the Jennifer De Chiara team in 2018, after interning for a year and a half. She’s a nonfiction MFA candidate at Hamline University and earned her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. As well as agenting, she works as an editor at Red […]
Meet Noah Ballard, literary agent with Curtis Brown, Ltd. Noah Ballard is an agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. He studied creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency. Noah focuses on literary fiction, short story collections and narrative non-fiction, including memoir, journalism and pop culture. Noah has appeared at […]
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