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2023 Agents Symposium: “Between Signing & Submission: The Agent/Author Relationship” with Seth Fishman

May 20 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

$25.00

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The 2023 Agents Symposium is a curated year-long experience (February through November) that brings writers into a virtual space to connect with and learn about publishing today from featured literary agents. 

On Saturday, May 20, join us for the May Agents Symposium presentation:

“Between Signing & Submission: The Agent/Author Relationship” with Seth Fishman of The Gernert Company

In this presentation, we’ll dive into what happens after you’ve signed with a literary agent. We’ll cover everything from what to expect after you’ve both said “yes!” to working together to what you can look forward to as you ready your work with an eye towards submitting to publishers, including the revision process and more.

The 30-minute presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation and an audience Q&A. For the conversation, our presenter Seth Fishman will be joined by WLT ED Becka Oliver.

Do you have burning questions about the agent/author relationship that you want to make sure we answer? You can share them with us ahead of the event via this form and then tune in for the live webinar on Saturday, May 20 where all will be revealed. The deadline to submit your questions is Thursday, May 18 at 5 PM CT (questions will also be accepted via the Q&A box during the event).

If you cannot make the live webinar, everyone who registers will receive access to the event recording for one month. 

Registration for this presentation will close on Friday, May 19 at 5:00 PM CT. 

About the 2023 Agents Symposium: 

The 2023 Agents Symposium is a curated year-long experience (February through November) that brings writers into a virtual space to connect with and learn from ten literary agents who are at the top of their game.

The ten participating literary agents represent a wide array of genres and categories. They have a cumulative 100+ years of experience in the publishing industry and they work at established literary agencies and with an impressive roster of clients. You can find the full list of participating agents here.

Each of the participating literary agents will join us for a Saturday session where they’ll give a presentation on a topic related to traditional publishing, followed by a conversation with a WLT staffer and closing with an extended Q&A. 

Refund Policy:
Once a purchase has been made, registrations are not refundable and cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a registration and then find you can no longer attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org and let us know the name and contact information for the person who will be using the registration so that we can update the event roster.

Program Note:
The WLT reserves to right to change or modify the schedule as needed and registrants will be alerted to any changes.

All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. If you’d prefer to pay by check you can use this form and mail to: WLT, P.O. Box 14355, Austin, TX, 78704.

Featured Presenter(s)

Head of the Los Angeles office, Seth Fishman is a Vice President and agent at The Gernert Company, which he joined in 2010 after beginning his career as an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Born in Midland, Texas, he graduated from Princeton University and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. His interests are wide-ranging, but in particular he's looking for the new voice, the original idea, the entirely breathtaking creative angle in both fiction and nonfiction. He represents adult and kids books, as well as illustrated. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children, and is the author of the award-winning picture book, A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, along with Bad Drawer and several other picture books.

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Date:
May 20 2023
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
Cost:
$25.00
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Online via Zoom