Join a former literary agent (with 20-plus years of publishing experience) for an informative, candid, no-holds-barred class on finding the ideal agent for you—and how to navigate the relationship once you’ve found that perfect match. This class will cover everything from nailing your pitch and presentation materials, identifying the most promising agents to approach for representation, avoiding the pitfalls that lead to rejection, asking the right questions, and most everything in between, including the essential elements of a winning query letter. Registrants will be able to share a draft query letter with Becka ahead of the class; some of the letters will be used as examples during the presentation, as time allows.
About the instructor
BECKA OLIVER joined the Writers’ League of Texas in September 2013 as Executive Director. She spent much of her sixteen-year publishing career inside two of the “big five” publishing leaders—Macmillan and Hachette Book Group—licensing domestic and foreign rights on behalf of countless notable authors, including Sandra Brown, Brad Meltzer, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, and more. In 2007, she made the leap from Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights at Grand Central Publishing to Literary Agent, first at Endeavor and then at William Morris Endeavor (WME) after the two powerhouse talent agencies merged in 2009. As a literary agent, Becka represented clients working in both fiction and non-fiction, including Brunonia Barry, Sheryl Crow, Kamran Pasha, Joanna Philbin, Susan Rebecca White, and the popular blog Awkward Family Photos.
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