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PitchFest Extravaganza: Take Your Best Shot with a Book Agent

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Tuesday, Feb. 13
4:30-6PM ET

virtual event; open to all mentors and mentee alum; required for Fiction 360 participants aged 19+ and Nonfiction 360 participants.

Now that you have written a great manuscript, or have started one, and you’ve taken the time to write a solid query letter, it’s time to pitch your work to a literary agent who can sell your book to a publisher and negotiate your contract. At this workshop, you will receive expert feedback from some of the top literary agents in publishing. Ask all your burning publishing questions and learn what literary agents are looking for!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the pros! Participating literary agencies include HG Literary,  Jane Rotrosen, Lowenstein Associates, Sterling Lord Literistic, Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, Inc., Thompson Literary, Triangle House Literary, Writers House, and more!

Event Prerequisites: Participants should complete the Query Letter Section Asynchronous lesson, accessible through the portal, and have a drafted query letter.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Margery Hannah

Margery Hannah

Margery Hannah is a former K-12 English instructor with several years of experience in program development and management within the nonprofit sector, including focuses on women’s empowerment programming, employment retention, career development and financial literacy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English, Literature, and Ethnic Studies from Wichita State University, where she received multiple scholarships and English departmental honors; an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University; and an MA in Aging Studies from Wichita State University. She is a McNair Scholar alumna whose scholarly research, rooted in an investigation over the psychological impact of American slavery on modern Foundational Black Americans, helped propel financial literacy course requirements for Kansas high school graduates. Passionate about writing, Margery worked as a ghostwriter for many years. She is the Founder and Publisher of the online magazine The Literary Purveyor.

This event is open to:

all mentors, Fiction 360 mentees and program alum

February 13 4:30 pm 6:00 pm EST

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