How to Find an Agent, with Emily Lackey

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 for your genre? In this workshop, writers will work through the steps of navigating this important partnership, from research to query letters, from book concept to submitting your book to editors. Through discussion, examples, tools and tips, you’ll learn what agents are seeking, how to keep them reading, and the do’s and don’ts of queries. The best part is that you’ll learn from a writer who has survived the process of querying and lived to tell the tale!

This workshop will be held online.

Saturday, October 29, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST ($75)

Emily Lackey is Writers in Progress’s Assistant Director. Her stories and essays have been published in Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, The Literary Review, Longreads, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, and The Huffington Post, among others. She was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Newnan ArtRez. After receiving her MFA from the University of New Hampshire, she taught writing at the University of New Hampshire and in the graduate writing program at Southern New Hampshire University.   Find out more at

Emily Lackey