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2023 Agents Symposium: “Building a Writing Career” with Julie Stevenson

December 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

$25.00 – $250.00

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If you’d like to register for all of the Agents Symposium monthly presentations (including the recordings for the February through October presentations and access to the remaining live presentation on December 2, 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 that brings writers into a virtual space to connect with and learn about publishing today from featured literary agents. 

On Saturday, December 2, join us for the final 2023 Agents Symposium presentation:

“Building a Writing Career” with Julie Stevenson of Massie & McQuilkin

In this presentation, we’ll dive into what it means to build a sustainable and satisfying writing career. Of course, a successful career is not one-size fits all, it looks different for everyone. And building one that lasts takes time, dedication, fortitude, a clear understanding of the publishing world, and often some luck. This presentation will offer guidance and perspective on what it takes to go from publishing one book to building a career.

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

Do you have burning questions about building a writing career 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, November 18 where all will be revealed. The deadline to submit your questions is Thursday, November 16 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, December 1 at 5:00 PM CST. 

About the 2023 Agents Symposium: 

The 2023 Agents Symposium is a curated year-long experience 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 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.

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.

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

Featured Presenter(s)

Julie Stevenson is a literary agent with Massie & McQuilkin in New York. She represents literary and upmarket fiction, suspense, memoir, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, young adult fiction and children’s picture books. She is drawn to storytelling with unforgettable characters, an authorial command of voice, and a strong sense of narrative tension. She looks for work that both entertains and explores the depths of human experience, particularly the many facets of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and regional backgrounds. She’s agented books that have won the Pulitzer Prize, the MWA Edgar Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Caldecott Honor. Before she became an agent, Julie worked in the editorial departments of Tin House and Publishers Weekly. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

Details

Date:
December 2, 2023
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Cost:
$25.00 – $250.00
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Online via Zoom