We've invited some of the best names in the business to help you hone your writing craft. Although
selling a project is a nice bonus, the emphasis of this conference is to polish professional skills and learn more about the
business of publishing. The key to your success - do your homework first!
Serendipity Literary Agency website
the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC. She
has over a decade of experience in senior positions at major publishing
houses including John Wiley & Sons Inc. and McGraw-Hill
Companies. Serendipity represents a diverse base of award-winning
clients in the areas of adult fiction and non-fiction, young adult, and
children's literature. A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL by client, Marilyn Nelson was named Printz Honor Book for Young Adults 2006,
Coretta Scott King Honor Book 2006 and Boston Globe-Horne Book Honor Book for 2005.
hailed by Writer's
Digest Magazine as one of the top 25 literary agencies of 2004.
Sheree Bykofsky Literary Agency website
is a New York City literary agent and author of over twenty-five
books, including the best-selling The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting
Published, 3rd Edition (Alpha 2003). She is an
adjunct assistant professor of publishing at
NYU. She represents some 100 book authors in all areas of
adult non-fiction as well as literary and commercial fiction.
non-fiction specialties include popular reference, business, health,
psychology, spirituality, self-help, humor, cookbooks, biography,
women's issues, and much more. Sheree Bykofsky is the author,
and editor of more than twenty books, including the best-selling The
Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published and The Complete Idiot's
Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles. A member of ASJA, NATJA, and
Authors' Guild, Sheree is also a freelance travel writer whose
expertise is in romantic places, spas, luxury travel, food and wine,
golf and skiing.
Anna Olswanger's interview with Erin Murphy
Erin Murphy, Erin
Murphy Literary Agency
specializes in children's literature. Erin currently
negotiates contracts for over 40 clients and is held in high regard by
a number of closed publishing houses. Her recent manuscript placements
have included Bloomsbury USA, Simon and Schuster, Dutton, Candlewick,
and Knopf. Prior to starting the agency, Erin was the Editor-in-Chief
of Northland Publishing.
Link for "The Literary World"
Lauretta Black Pierce, LBP Enterprises - Publicity and Marketing
Due to Unforseen circumstances - this guest will be rescheduled for a future MWG event
Click here for additional information on Castiglia Literary Agency
|Sally van Haitsma, Castiglia
van Haitsma is
actively seeking authors to represent, on both fiction and
non-fiction projects. She met one of her newest clients at a
writers conference in San Diego, and most recently held one-on-one
evaluations with aspiring authors at the Santa Barbara conference.
Ms. van Haitsma is also participating in the Surrey
International Writers Conference in British Columbia. Her
most recent book sales have been non-fiction projects in the fields of
education, womens studies and business, and she has several novels
under consideration by major publishers.