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If you’d like to register for all of the remaining Agents Symposium monthly presentations (including this February 25 presentation), 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, February 25, join us for the February Agents Symposium presentation:

“Before the Agent Search” with Maggie Cooper of Aevitas Creative Management

About the event: 

For this presentation, we’ll discuss what writers can do to set themselves up for a successful agent search. We’ll consider when to start querying, how to build your list of prospective agents, and what kind of materials you should plan to share. Throughout, we’ll share strategies for preparing to navigate the logistical, creative, and emotional aspects of the process, so that you can begin your agent search feeling grounded and informed.

The 30-minute presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation and an audience Q&A. For the conversation, our presenter Maggie Cooper 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, February 25 where all will be revealed. The deadline to submit your questions is Friday, February 24 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, February 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 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 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.