Thursday, December 14, 2023

Online "How to Get Published" workshop, Sunday, Feb 25, with literary agent Jacqui Lipton

How to Get Published

An editor & a literary agent tell all

Sunday, February 25. 2024
1:15 – 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. Jacqui 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. ~Brian

Jacqui Lipton is a senior literary agent with The Tobias Literary Agency. Tobias is a full-service agency headquartered in New York with satellite locations in Los Angeles, Boston, and Dallas/Fort Worth. There are seven literary agents on the team, plus one agent who’s looking for scripts. 

Jacqui joined The Tobias Agency in 2022 after helming her own literary agency, Raven Quill Literary, for a number of years previously. She holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and regularly teaches classes on writing and on legal aspects of publishing around the country.

Jacqui represents authors of fiction and nonfiction from middle grade through to adult, as well as selected projects for younger readers (picture books, chapter books etc.)

Jacqui is currently focusing on developing her adult fiction and nonfiction lists and particularly enjoys mystery/crime, romance, how-to books, and compelling contemporary novels. She is not currently seeking high fantasy, and considers science-fiction selectively.

Workshop leader 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. 

See reviews & reflections on Brian's classes, workshops, and retreats here.

Fee: $45.13 + 13% hst = $51 paid in advance by mail or Interac

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See all of Brian’s upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and weekend retreats here.

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