2-Day Zoom Seminar: Demystifying the Agent Search, May 1st & 8th, 2021
May 1st & 8th, 2:00-3:30PM CST
2-Day Live Seminar Via Zoom
*Note: This seminar will meet on consecutive Saturdays in May. Your Enrollment covers both sessions.
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Led by novelist Michael Bourne, a long-time contributing editor to Poets & Writers Magazine and staff writer at The Millions, whose debut novel Blithedale Canyon is due out from Regal House in 2022.
After years of hard work, you’ve finished a book – now all you have to do is sell it.
In the first session of this two-part seminar, we’ll drill deep on how literary agencies work, how to craft a query, who to send it to, and how to get on gatekeepers’ radar.
In the second session, you’ll bring your own draft query letters and we’ll work on fine-tuning your pitch to help you find your dream agent. Q&A to follow both sessions.
Michael comes at this subject as a fellow writer hoping to help rationalize what can seem an irrational – and, yes, maddening – process. Michael has interviewed dozens of agents for Poets & Writers, and he has shopped two books. He understands the sting of rejection, but more importantly, thanks to his years of reporting, he understands why agents pass on manuscripts and what writers can do to get an agent to yes.
Michael Bourne | Live via Zoom
May 1st & 8th, 2021: 2:00-3:30PM CST
Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom
Instructor Michael Bourne is a contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and a staff writer at The Millions. He contributed reporting on publishing and the business of writing for The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer (Avid Reader Press, 2020) and appeared in The New York Times, The National Post, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, Salon, The Baltimore Sun, among many other publications. He has published short stories in more than a dozen literary magazines including The Common, december, The Southampton Review, Michael's debut novel Blithedale Canyon is due out from Regal House in 2022. Since 1995, he has taught writing at colleges including Fordham University, the University of British Columbia, and George Brown College in Toronto, where he works now.