If you are a writer, you may want to consider acquiring the services of a literary agent. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, these professionals can help you to get your writing into the hands of book publishers or theater and film producers. An agent can also provide invaluable assistance representing your interests when negotiating publishing contracts.
The Writers of Kern will be offering a free online workshop on the topic on Saturday morning, February 20, 2021. Literary agent, Leslie Zampetti will be the special guest speaker at this event. A writer and also a former librarian for twenty years, she has become an expert at matching readers with writers and building relationships with publishers. Currently, Leslie is an agent with Dunham Literary, representing quality fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as some illustrators of children’s books.
Leslie’s workshop, Finding the RIGHT agent, will address some common concerns that writers have when considering representation by an agent including:
- How to consider your own needs as a writer before selecting a literary agent
- Why and how to target an agent for the type of writing you do
- Where to find agents and helpful resources
- Understanding “agentspeak” terms such as “character-driven,” “genre-bending,” and “intersectional”
- How to effectively query a potential agent or switch agents
If you would like to have your work published and might be interested in seeking professional expertise, then mark your calendar for Saturday morning, February 20, 2021. This event is free of charge and open to all, but preregistration is required.
To register at Eventbrite, click HERE
You can learn more about Leslie Zampetti by checking out her website at Dunham Literary, Inc.
or on Twitter at @leslie_zampetti
Stafford Betty says
I’d like to attend Ms. Zampetti’s workshop this Saturday, but where and when? I have written and published 14 books (none self-published) but have usually had difficulty getting an agent’s attention. I could use help with my latest novel.
Natalia Corres says
The event is virtual using Zoom and you can attend by going to Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-the-right-agent-with-leslie-zampetti-literary-agent-tickets-138148727563 to register. Once you have registered, you will be sent the Zoom link and meeting agenda link via email.