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Landing a Literary Agent for Children’s Book Writers

Writers of picture books or middle-grade or young-adult works will learn how to best position themselves to get past one of the first gatekeepers of the publishing industry: the literary agent. Students will learn what a literary agent is and how they function in the children’s publishing industry. The seminar will provide helpful tips on how to research kid-lit agents and agencies, as well as how to present their work and themselves as authors. The seminar will also help students develop their pitching and querying skills with in-class writing exercises. Finally, the seminar will cover what to expect once a writer has landed a literary agent.

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Instructor: Clelia Gore

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 04/23/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Clelia Gore

Clelia Gore is a literary agent who heads the children's division of the Seattle-based agency, Martin Literary Management. Clelia represents authors of fiction and nonfiction picture, middle grade and young adult books. Prior to her career as an agent, she worked as an attorney in Manhattan.

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