Welcome To The Happiest Place in Publishing

Insightful agents, supportive community, creative events, and writerly help every step of the way.

Join us for the real conversations that will move your work forward.

Want to make sure your pitch and pages are agent-ready? Our team of agents and editors are here to help you polish your pitch, refine your first pages, and help you give your work its best possible chance.

Wish you could learn everything from a conference, without hotels, flights and babysitting? Now you can. View our full library of classes, which are filmed in agents’ offices, edited for efficiency, and presented so you can pause, rewind, and easily take notes.

Longing for a literary community? Our live events–including workshops, agent query and page panels, and live classes, include in-the-moment interaction with top agents and editors, and provide an easy way to connect with talented writers ready to support you.

Ready? Book now. 

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Getting started is easy

Need help with your query? Keep getting form rejections? Our 40+ experts are at top agencies and publishing houses, and chosen for their kindness, brilliance, and ability to come up with feedback on the spot.

Simply read their profiles, choose the person who would be most compatible with your work–and book a meeting or e-critique.

Get insider feedback, on your schedule:

  • A ten-minute meeting to go over your query, $49
  • A fifteen-minute meeting, with ten pages and your query read ahead of time, $99
  • An in-depth written critique (line and overall notes), query, synopsis, proposal, first 10-100 pages, $69+. Written critiques are returned to you by email–you don’t need to do anything but keep yourself from hitting refresh.

More questions? Check out our FAQ

Meetings are face-to-face, from home, from anywhere in the world. Feeling too introverted? Too busy? You can also choose to book a phone meeting, or have your work edited and returned to you via email. You do not need to be a member to book a meeting or critique. 

Schedule A Live e-Consultation

Book A Written Critique

A full conference from home

Ever wish you could learn everything from a conference–make the connections, improve your craft, and get valuable feedback from agents–all from home? Now you can. Without dealing with flights, hotels, childcare arrangements, or even leaving your desk.

Our conference is designed to work on your schedule–join for just one month and watch everything quickly, or absorb the information over time. Pause, rewind, take notes. Meet with an agent, get feedback, make edits–and meet with another for more insight.

Membership starts at $49 for 25+ hours of classes, early booking in the consultations system (get those sought-after spots before they sell out!), tickets to our monthly live events for you + a friend ($20 value). For $69, you get all of that plus a meeting with the agent or editor of your choice ($49 value).

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We’re here to help

Have any questions about our offerings? Not sure what would be the most helpful for you? Drop us a line, and a real person (an agent, or an agented author) will get back to you soon.

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