Career Chats

Career Chat: Query Letters & Book Proposals with Top Literary Agents

Online | Open to all mentees, all mentors and program alum

Back Again by Popular Demand! Join us December 7, for our Writing Works Career Chat: Query Letters & Book Proposals. Learn from an outstanding literary agent how to write an effective query letter for your manuscript, then receive feedback from top literary agents in small group breakout rooms. Wondering about book proposals?Learn how to navigate the book proposal process while having the chance to ask questions and learn what literary agents are looking for! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the pros at some of the finest literary agencies such as Thompson Literary Agency, Folio Literary Management, Francis Gold Literary Agency, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Jane Rotrosen Agency, and more!

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Salon Series

Illustrated Industry: Creating a Graphic Novel About Publishing, Passion, and Pals with Kate Gavino 

Online | Open to all mentees, all mentors, program alum and the public

If you've ever been interested in the book publishing world or simply love books, Kate Gavino's graphic novel, A Career in Books, gives you an insider look into how turning your passion into a career --whether as a writer, an editor, or a bookworm-- comes with complicated baggage. Kate Gavino will discuss how her own publishing experiences inspired the graphic novel, as well as how she continues her relationship with the industry, as a reader, author, and former cubicle-dweller in the editorial department.

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Publishing 360 Workshops

Writers on Writers: Interviewing Artists

Online | Open to publishing 360 mentees and publishing 360 mentors

In this workshop, we'll learn the art of interviewing writers about their writing. Wondering what kinds of questions make for a great interview? Unsure how to bring something special to your interview with an author? We've got you - join us for all the best tips and tricks!

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Career Chats

Create Your Own Theme Park with NBCU

Online | Open to all mentees and corporate partner employees

Aligned with the upcoming opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios, this workshop will provide Mentees and NBCU employees, “Mentors of the Day,” with a space to escape end-of-year school and work worries, de-stress, and celebrate themselves as the true achievers they are—while designing their own theme park! Join NBCU for the chance to learn about exciting new careers, build your professional network in a night filled with nostalgia and imagination.

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Writing Works Workshops

Acing Your Next Interview & Thank You Email

Open to all mentees, all mentors and program alum

Join Girls Write Now for a Writing Works Deep Dive on Interviews and Thank You Emails! Led by Girls Write Now Fellow Sally Familia, attendees will be guided through the art of the interview, where we will provide tips and tricks that can be used for in-person and virtual interviews and identify best practices for interview preparation so that you land the role! Mentees will also explore the components of a thank you letter after the interview and be able to recognize what makes a great thank you letter.

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