Queery! Finding an Agent for Your LGBTQ Book (Fiction)

Tue, Oct 27th 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT · By Lambda Literary
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This workshop will provide key guidance on how literary agents work with writers to get published and make a living. The workshop will offer practical tools on traversing the publishing process as a queer writer. This workshops will be held in a lecture format for those interested in being published by both small and big publishing houses.

The workshop fee:

 $75 dollars to participate in the group workshop (60 seats available for each workshop session).

$250 to participate in both the group workshop and a private one on one session of individual guidance (5 seats available number of seats/first come first serve). Private sessions will include a personal query letter and manuscript (20 pages) review.

Your ticket will be sent to the email used at the time of purchase.

We are committed to providing workshop seats for those experiencing financial difficulties; scholarships are available. Please contact William Johnson at wjohnson@lambdaliterary.org for scholarship information. 

Instructor: 

Kent D. Wolf, founding partner and rights director at Neon Literary, has sold bestselling and award-winning books to publishers both large and small. His clients’ titles have been translated into dozens of languages and many are in active TV/film development.

He represents literary fiction (story collections and novels) and narrative nonfiction in the areas of immersive journalism, personal essay, pop culture, memoir, “anti-lifestyle,” and anything that aims to dismantle prevailing power structures. His clients include Samantha Irby, Carmen Maria Machado, and Ryan O'Connell.

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Group Fiction Workshop

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This group fiction workshop will include details on what agents look for from writers of fiction (literary fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and young adult literature) seeking representation. This workshop will be held in a lecture format for those interested in being published by both small and big publishing houses.


You will gain:

  •     An overview of the agent and writer relationship
  •     A walk through the agenting process.
  •     Instruction on finding the best agent for you LGBTQ-centered work.
  •     Directions on writing a dynamic agent query letter.
  •     Insight on the financial realities of getting paid for the publication for your work.

All revenue generated through these workshops will support Lambda Literary’s vital programming. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. 

 
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$75

Individual One on One Session (Includes the Group Fiction Workshop)

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Along with the group workshops, we are offering a limited number of private one on one sessions. The group fiction workshop will include details on what agents look for from writers of fiction (literary fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and young adult literature) seeking representation. This workshop will be held in a lecture format for those interested in being published by both small and big publishing houses.

In the one on one meetings, the Kent D. Wolf will personally review your query letter or up to twenty pages of a manuscript or proposal and provide forty minutes of individual guidance. 

The group session will be held on October 27 at 8pm EST. You will be contacted separately to schedule your one one meeting. 

You will gain:

  •     An overview of the agent and writer relationship
  •     A walk through the agenting process.
  •     Instruction on finding the best agent for you LGBTQ-centered work.
  •     Directions on writing a dynamic agent query letter.
  •     Insight on the financial realities of getting paid for the publication for your work.
  •     Guidance on creating a strong query letter.
  •     Individual guidance on strengthen your manuscript     

All revenue generated through these workshops will support Lambda Literary’s vital programming. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. 

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$250

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