Agent and Critique Roundables & Consultations

The Conference includes some great opportunities to meet with agents as well as get feedback on your work. For those with a finished manuscript, you will be able to get your work in front of an agent and if after hearing your first page the agents want to learn more, you will get a 15-minute, one-on-one appointment with that agent. 

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LITERARY AGENT ROUNDTABLE
-Included with Conference Registration Fee

This if for those writers who have a COMPLETED FICTION manuscript or a COMPLETE PROPOSAL for Nonfiction. . There is no extra charge for the roundtables.

What to Bring:

  • 10 copies of the first page of your manuscript
    • Start at the top of the page and put the title, your name, genre and if you want, a one sentence log line (summary of your book)
    • Keep the font at 12 and spacing at a 1.5

Back by popular demand. Each Literary Agent will participate in two, one-hour roundtable sessions on Friday afternoon. During each of these sessions there will be 7 writers at each table. Each writer will read aloud the first page of his/her manuscript. Everyone at the table will have a copy in front of them as well.

After the writer is done reading, the agent will take a few minutes to comment on what was read. The other participants in the group can make comments on the page, but only the agents will give verbal feedback. If the agent is interested in talking more with an author about his/her book, they will invite you to have a 15 minute, one-on-one appointment with them the next morning. The conference staff will let the writer know if an agent wants to visit with him/her. Nothing will be said at the table in front of the whole group.

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Learn more about the roundtables

Click on the Agents name to learn more about them and what they represent

Michelle Richter
Fuse Literary

Kimiko Nakamura
Dee Mura Literary

Mark Gottlieb
Trident Media Group

Writers will be placed at the agent roundtables based on order of conference registration. You will pick your top two choices and be given one of those as long as there is still room available. 

CRITIQUE ROUNDTABLE
-Included with Conference Registration Fee

The Critique roundtables are an opportunity for writers to get feedback on a finished piece or a work in progress from a writing professional (the table leader). During the critique session there will be 7 writers at each table. Each writer will read aloud the first page of his/her manuscript. Everyone at the table will have a copy in front of them as well.

After the writer is done reading, the Leader will take a few minutes to comment on what was read. The other participants in the group can make comments on the page, but only the Leaders will give verbal feedback.

What to Bring:

  • 10 copies of the first page of your manuscript
    • Start at the top of the page and put the title, your name, genre and if you want, a one sentence log line (summary of your book)
    • Keep the font at 12 and spacing at a 1.5

Mark Lefebvre: horror, suspense and thriller

Meryl DePasquale: Poetry

LeAnn Thieman: Personal Essays

Ellen Javernick: Childrens; picture book-Middle Grade

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS
$55

The individual consultations are a wonderful opportunity for you to get written and verbal feedback on your writing from a writing professional. These are being offered at a greatly reduced rate for conference attendees. 
The consultation includes:
• Written critique on 10 pages
• 20 minute, one-on-one meeting during the conference

Click here for complete guidelines and the bios of the writing professionals.