Finding a Literary Agent: Queries and Beyond, an Online Workshop with Jessica Papin

Finding the right agent for your book is one of the most important and thrilling steps on the way to publication.  But the world of literary agencies can be overwhelming, even intimidating.  Which agencies might be right for your project, and how do you find a perfect match?  In this morning workshop, literary agent Jessica Papin will take you through the steps of navigating this important partnership, from research to query letters, from book concept to overall career expectations/goals. Through discussion, examples, tools and tips, you’ll learn what agents do, what they’re seeking, how to keep them reading, and will discover the do’s and don’ts of queries and submissions. The best part is that you’ll be working directly with an experienced agent who will provide feedback specific to your work. Limited to 8 or 9 participants, each of whom will be invited to send a query letter draft for feedback a week before the workshop date.  Take the next step toward finding your place in the literary market!

Thursday, October 1, 6 – 9 p.m. ($150) 

Jessica Papin is a literary agent with Dystel, Goderich & Bourret, LLC.  She first joined DG&B in 2003, after spending eight years as an editor at Warner Books (now Grand Central). In 2004, she moved to Egypt, where she spent three years working for the American University in Cairo Press. Upon her return to the United States, she rejoined DG&B. With a background on both sides of the desk, she loves working collaboratively with clients to shape and refine their work.