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If you’d like to register for all of the Agents Symposium monthly presentations (including the recordings for the February, March, April, May, June, and July presentations and access to the remaining live presentations from August through November), please select the second ticket option ($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, August 26, join us for the August Agents Symposium presentation:
In this presentation, we’ll spend time discussing what happens when your book is ready to go on submission to editors inside publishing houses. We’ll walk you through the range of what happens after you hand over your completed manuscript to your agent, including how your agent works to ensure your manuscript finds the perfect home and what you can expect during this process.
The 30-minute presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation and an audience Q&A. For the conversation, our presenter Saba Sulaiman will be joined by WLT ED Becka Oliver.
Do you have burning questions about the submission process 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, August 26 where all will be revealed. The deadline to submit your questions is Thursday, August 24 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, August 25 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 February 25 session, this form should be completed no later than February 22). We do not ask for any corroborating documents; we only ask that you help us understand your situation.
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.