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 […]
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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 […]
BROWNSBURG, IN – “How To Ramp Up Your Writing” will be the theme of a Saturday, April 23, mini-workshop presented by Midwest Writers Workshop. The workshop is $10 and open to persons interested in learning more about writing and in furthering their writing careers. It is scheduled at the Brownsburg Public Library (450 South Jefferson […]
Sometimes it happens. A cancellation. And usually, when it does, it comes a week or so after the brochure for our summer workshop is printed and mailed. And that’s just what happened. We are disappointed to announce that literary agent JL Stermer is unable to participate in this year’s workshop. However, we are pleased to […]
MWW Writers’ Retreat mentor Terence Faherty looks forward to publication of two books. Dance in the Dark is his latest mystery novel and The Hollywood Op is a collection of short stories. Both follow fictional private investigator Scott Elliott, an Indiana native living in California and working for a Hollywood security agency. Check out this interview […]
We’re always pleased to pass along the good news of publishing successes from our MWW participants. Dan Johnson, Schoolcraft, MI (2006 MWW alum), is author of The Detroit Electric Scheme (St. Martin’s Minotaur Books, September 2010) dejohnsonauthor.com. Dan is also our 2010 Friday luncheon speaker, “How I Got Here from There.” Q: How did you […]
Q: Young Adult fiction seems to be popular right now. What can you tell us about your next YA title? My next YA book, The Cellar, will be out in the spring from Houghton Mifflin Graphia. It’s basically zombies with “Romeo and Juliet,” and has a little more of a love story (and older characters) […]
Q&A with Tracy Richardson, Luminis Books: Please provide a brief history of your company. Luminis Books was founded in October, 2008 by the husband and wife team of Chris Katsaropoulos and Tracy Richardson. Chris has over 25 years of experience as a publishing executive and Tracy’s background is in sales and marketing. Our first titles […]
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