How to Get Published
An editor & a literary agent tell all
Saturday, August 14, 2021
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Toronto time
Online and accessible wherever there's Internet
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll focus on the process of submitting to an agent or publisher, and show you exactly how to write a query letter that will get a “yes!” Bring all your questions! Come and get ready to be published!
Special Option: Participants are invited to prepare a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don't need to prepare anything, but if you like, email me a draft of your query prior to our workshop. We want to do some peer critiquing for everyone, and Gordon and I will critique several queries, perhaps half a dozen, so everyone can see what works, what doesn’t and how to improve your query. Do remember that agents come to these events wanting to hear what you’ve got and hoping to find authors they want to represent.
a full-service literary agency based in the Silicon Valley, with offices in San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Dallas, and Vancouver. Fuse has ten agents, most of whom are accepting queries.
Gordon is based in Vancouver and brings years of experience as a senior agent, marketing director, editor for independent publishers, publishing consultant, and author coach.
He's interested in both fiction and nonfiction, both for adults and young adults. He’s looking for fresh concepts that excite him before he even starts reading and tension-filled prose that won’t let him stop. Specifically, Specifically, he’s looking for high-concept suspense, book club women’s fiction, literary fiction for adults through young adults, and graphic novels for adults through middle grade. He’s interested in a variety of nonfiction and wants projects in which the book represents something bigger than the book itself, of which you are the expert, the one best fit to bring it to the page.
Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Windsor to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.
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Fee: $43.36 + 13% hst = $49paid in advance by mail or Interac
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