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2023 Agents Symposium: “Understanding Publishing Contracts” with Lauren E. Abramo

July 15 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, July 15, join us for the July Agents Symposium presentation:

“Understanding Publishing Contracts” with Lauren E. Abramo of Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret

In this presentation we’ll review the most important document in the publishing journey (besides the book itself!): the author contract. From financial terms to legal obligations to the editorial process to the distribution of rights, it’s both a roadmap to the publishing experience and an outline of worst-case scenarios. While contracts vary from publisher to publisher and deal to deal, this presentation will walk you through the basics so you know what to expect when you sign on that dotted line.

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

Do you have burning questions about publishing contracts 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, July 15 where all will be revealed. The deadline to submit your questions is Thursday, July 13 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, July 14 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)

Lauren E. Abramo joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret in 2005 after getting degrees in English at NYU and Irish Studies at NUI Galway. As VP and Subsidiary Rights Director for the agency she maintains a small client list and sells foreign and audio rights. She’s eagerly looking for middle grade (contemporary, fantasy, and adventure), contemporary YA, and smart, accessible adult fiction in a variety of categories, including literary, romance, thrillers, and women’s fiction. She’s also interested in adult narrative nonfiction, especially pop culture, psychology, pop science, reportage, media, humor, and contemporary culture, primarily where those areas intersect with social justice. In all categories she’s especially interested in underrepresented voices. Born in New York City and raised not far outside it, she now lives in Brooklyn.

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Date:
July 15 2023
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
Cost:
$25.00
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Online via Zoom