Ball State University students will work as interns at this year’s conference. The new generation of interns will be announced June 19th to Midwest Writers Workshop. Here’s what they’ll be doing.

2017 Agent Assistants

Six interns (with on-site coordinator Sarah Hollowell) will work as assistants to the agents. Before the conference, they will communicate with you to schedule pitches, and during the conference, they’ll keep time and make sure things run smoothly. If you signed up to pitch, you should be hearing from one of these interns soon.

HollowellBioPicSarah Hollowell is a writer of YA, speculative fiction, and essays. She’ll read almost anything, but YA dominates her bookshelves and Kindlespace. She’s super into cats and the apocalypse. Her essays have been published on The Butter, The Gloss, Fantasy Literature, and Women Write About Comics. Her fiction will soon appear in Fireside Fiction. This is her fifth year helping at the Midwest Writers Workshop.


2017 Social Media Tutors

Three interns ( with on-site coordinator Jackson Elfin) will work as social media tutors. You can schedule a 45-minute session (on Friday or Saturday) to discuss both the “how” and “why” of social media: for example, how to start a blog, or for the more advanced, how to increase the readership of your blog, as well as why you should use social media as a writer. If you’d like to sign up for one of these free sessions, you will get an email from MWW Director Jama Bigger explaining how to start that process.

EflinJackson Eflin graduated from Ball State with an degree in Creative Writing and is trying to support his community in any way he can while assisting a teacher at an afterschool program for at-risk elementary students.  He’s usually in the middle of four or five different speculative fiction books and was published in No Horns on these Helmets, an anthology of Viking Fiction, in May 2015.