We’re pleased to have a publicist join our 2011 MWW faculty! After graduating from Columbia College with a BA in Fiction Writing, Dana worked for a few years as a freelance writer and book critic before deciding to move to the other side of the press kit. She signed her first client in February of […]
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With our 2011 summer workshop fast approaching, we wanted to give you an opportunity to learn more about our faculty. Introducing Mike Lawson — political thriller novelist … Q: What was it like to switch to a writing career after 30 years of other employment? I write full time now – meaning four or five […]
Faculty Testimonials The Midwest Writer’s Workshop was not only well-organized, but it was a lot of fun! The writers were all so enthusiastic and willing to ask questions, which I love because that’s what I’m there for. I would definitely come back, if they’d have me, of course. — Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, Agent, Nancy Coffey Literary […]
Toni Cantrell‘s book, The Gazebo, was released April 2011 from Belfire Press. Toni has three other novels in print, Strangers and Pilgrims and If Ever That Time Come with Author House and Absentminded by Voni Ryan (co-author Violet Ryan) also from Belfire Press. Another co-authored novel with Bea Simmons was published in July, 2011, and […]
Roseanne Wells, Marianne Strong Literary Agency Q: If someone has an appointment with you, what should they bring? I like to talk with the person and hear the verbal pitch (2-3 sentences), and I will read either the query letter, synopsis, first page, or any combination. My policy about conferences is that I won’t take […]
Jessica Sinsheimer, The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency Q: If someone has an appointment with you, what should they bring? Please come with a print-out of your query, a synopsis (around three pages), and the first ten pages. Though I’ll inevitably overpack (and therefore will have no extra room to take anything home), there are […]
Lois Winston, Ashley Grayson Literary Agency Q: What should participants bring to their pitch sessions with you? One page query letter and the first 2 pages (double-spaced) of their manuscript. Q: What are you looking for? The Ashley Grayson Literary Agency was established in 1976 and handles both literary and commercial fiction, children’s fiction, and […]
Kathleen Ortiz, Subrights Director / Agent at Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation Q: If participants made an appointment with you, how should they prepare for their pitch session? ALWAYS come prepared with a 2-3 sentence pitch and a hard copy of the query. I stress that the pitch is ONLY 2-3 sentences and the […]
INTRODUCING PATTI DIGH “I can’t wait to meet Patti, whose most recent book, Creative is a Verb, is full of the author’s fascinating personal stories. Patti inspires readers to get in touch with their uniqueness,” commented MWW committee member Cathy Shouse. “It also offers hundreds of thought-provoking quotes from everyone from Malcolm Gladwell to C.S. […]
The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations is a definitive and comprehensive view on how book publishing will evolve and transform. It analyzes the future of not only authors, but also agents, editors, publishers, bookstores, and reading/literacy in general. If you’ve been curious, fearful, or anxious—or just want to know the future ahead of everyone else […]
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