Our live workshops are an amazing opportunity to get thoughtful feedback not just from agents–but from other supportive writers in the query trenches. More than that, you’ll learn not only how to fix THIS query or first page–but how to master the skills that will help you for the rest of your career.
Each agent or editor will lead the query or first page workshop over video chat. You simply need to book your spot, read fellow attendees’ work, and click the custom link to the chat at the appropriate time.
All workshops are capped at ten participants to protect everyone’s privacy and ensure that everyone gets individualized attention.
Members can book workshop spots with the following agents and editors (more coming soon!).
And now, in order of appearance:
Alyssa Jennette joined Stonesong Literary in June 2015 after interning at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration. As a result, she has unique insight and expertise when it comes to design-heavy or illustrated works. Alyssa is a very editorial agent; she finds a lot of joy in shaping stories alongside the author and delights in building long-term partnerships.
Alyssa represents children’s and adult fiction and picture books, and has dabbled in humor and pop culture nonfiction. She is especially drawn to diverse voices, ensemble casts, and thorough world-building, plus any book with a format that is specific to the story and gives it its own context.
Alyssa is leading a live first pages workshop Monday, November 14 at 8:30 pm EST.
Literary Agent Dr. Uwe Stender is a Full Member of the AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives). He is interested in all kinds of commercial fiction, especially Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mysteries, and Women’s Fiction. He is also interested in all kinds of non-fiction projects. But surprise him, his tastes are eclectic, and he may just love what you wrote!
Uwe is leading a live query workshop Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm EST.
Saba Sulaiman is a literary agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services, a boutique agency located in Milford, CT. She’s looking to build her client list in a variety of genres (because that’s the beauty of agenting). Captivating storytelling with characters who are smart and weird and wonderful and engage in meaningful relationships that evolve over time is what makes her world spin. She’s an unapologetic advocate for all things Bollywood and she really, really just loves soup. For more details on what she’s looking for, visit her website: sabasulaiman.com. She tweets @agentsaba.
Saba is leading a first pages workshop Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 7:00 pm EST.
Cate Hart is an agent with Corvisiero Literary Agency. A Nashville native, she’s been surrounded by songwriters and storytellers her whole life. As a result, she looks for that resonating quality of a strong voice, unique characters and a fresh, intriguing plot. She represents Adult Romance, Young Adult and Middle Grade authors and looks for historical, fantasy, paranormal, mystery and narrative nonfiction.
Cate is leading a query workshop Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 8:30 pm EST.
Linda Camacho joined Prospect Agency in 2015 after a decade in publishing. After graduating from Cornell University, Linda interned at Simon & Schuster and Writers House literary agency, and worked at Penguin and Random House before making the leap to agenting. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has broad reading tastes. She’s seeking graphic narratives, MG, YA, and adult fiction across all genres (particularly romance/women’s fiction and upmarket), along with select picture book writer-illustrators. Diversity of all types welcome (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.)!
Linda is teaching a live query workshop Monday, December 5 at 8:30 pm EST.
Norma Perez-Hernandez is an acquiring editorial assistant at Kensington Publishing Corp. She has worked on a variety of projects, including fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers, and non-fiction. A New York City native, Norma studied English literature at the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York and is a graduate of the Publishing Certificate Program at City College. She is thrilled to build a list with diverse authors and books.
Norma is leading a query workshop December 12 at 8:30 pm EST.