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2023 Agents Symposium: “The Ins and Outs of Approaching Agents” with Eric Smith

March 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

$25.00 – $250.00

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If you’d like to register for all of the Agents Symposium monthly presentations (including the recording for the February 25 presentation and access to the remaining live presentations from March through November), please select the second ticket option or click here ($250 total).

NOTE: If you are registered for the Agents Symposium package, you are already registered for this event and DO NOT need to purchase a ticket via this page.

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, March 25, join us for the March Agents Symposium presentation:

“The Ins and Outs of Approaching Agents” with Eric Smith of P.S. Literary

About the event: 

In this presentation, we’ll spend some time demystifying the querying process. We’ll unpack how to approach literary agents, including what you should do when querying, what you absolutely shouldn’t, and why putting yourself and your work out there doesn’t need to be as stressful or intimidating as you think. Because, at the end of the day, the agents you’ll be querying are in it to make books happen, they want to discover new writers, so we’ll also spend a bit of time talking about that.

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

Do you have burning questions about preparing for the agent search 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, March 25 where all will be revealed. The deadline to submit your questions is Thursday, March 23 at 5 PM CST (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 program will close on Friday, March 24 at 5:00 PM CST.

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.

Scholarship Registrations: 

The WLT is committed to making the 2023 Agents Symposium programming accessible to writers from all backgrounds. 20 seats in each of the 10 monthly programs have been set aside for scholarship recipients to attend free of charge. Please fill out this application no later than 3 days prior to the event you’re requesting free registration to. (Example: For the March 25 session, this form should be completed no later than March 22). We do not ask for any corroborating documents; we only ask that you help us understand your situation.

Program Note:

The WLT reserves to right to change or modify the schedule as needed and registrants will be altered 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.

Click here to learn more about the Agents Symposium Access Pass.

Featured Presenter(s)

Eric Smith is a literary agent and Young Adult author from Elizabeth, New Jersey. As an agent with P.S. Literary, he’s worked on New York Times bestselling and award-winning books. His recent novels include the YALSA Best Books for Young Readers selection Don’t Read the Comments (Inkyard Press, 2020), You Can Go Your Own Way (Inkyard Press, 2021), and the anthology Battle of the Bands (Candlewick, 2021), co-edited with award-winning author Lauren Gibaldi. His latest book, Jagged Little Pill: The Novel, was written with Alanis Morissette, Academy award-winner Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard, and is an adaptation of the Grammy and Tony award winning musical.

Details

Date:
March 25, 2023
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
Cost:
$25.00 – $250.00
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Online via Zoom