Agents & Conferences Looking for Writers 8-29-13

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Get your pens and papers ready. Here are three agents looking for writers!

Lisa Rodgers – Jabberwocky Literary
Julie Just – Pippin Properties
Sharon Pelletier – Dystel & Goderich

Conference to check out:

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
Sept. 13-15th, Indianapolis, IN

Northern Ohio SCWBWI Conference
Sept. 20-21st, Cleveland, OH

Writer’s Digest Conference West
Sept. 27-29th, L.A.

Oklahoma SCBWI “Agents Day”
Oct. 5th, Chandler, OK

Emerald City Writers Conference
Oct 18-20th, Bellevue, WA

Mid-Atlantic SCBWI Conference
Oct. 25-26th, Sterling, VA

Missouri SCBWI Conference
Nov. 2-3rd, St. Charles, MO

Atlanta Writers Conference
Nov. 8-9th, Atlanta, GA

San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb. 13-16th, 2014

Missouri Writers Guild Conference
April 25-27th 2014, St. Louis, MO

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Monday Mashup

2 agents seeking clients

1. Jessica Negron Talcott Notch Literary. Seeking: YA, adult fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, romance and thrillers

2. Steven Hutson WordWise Media. Seeking: wide range of fiction and nonfiction. NO: erotica, poetry, chainsaw murders, picture books or screenplays

Upcoming Conferences

Midwest Writers Workshops
July 25-27 Muncie, IN

Cape Cod Writers Conference
Aug. 4-9th Cape Cod, MA

Killer Nashville (mystery/crime)
Aug. 22-25 Nashville, TN

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
Sept. 13-15 Indianapolis, IN

Northern Ohio SCBWI Conference
Sept. 20-21 Cleveland OH

Emerald City Writers Conference
Oct 18-20 Bellevue, WA

WD Conference West
Sept 27-29
L. A., California

Registration open now!

Pricing
All access: earlybird $549 (until 7-19)
                   regular $599
                   onsite $699

Individual: earlybird $449
                   regular $499
                   onsite $599

Sat. Only:   regular $349
                   onsite $449

Self publishing conference only:
                   earlybird $249
                   regular $299
                   onsite $349

Schedule
Friday:

Boot Camp: Writing a Novel                                 They Can’t Put Down

Boot Camp: Pathways to Publication

Main Program

First 10 pgs

Pitch Perfect

Saturday:

From Blog – Agent – Book Deal

Amazon for Authors

Pitch Slam

The Era of Options

Pitch Slam

Dazzling Dialogue

The Writer’s Business Plan

Sunday:

How to Blog a Book

Create Writer Platform

Great Expectations

Closing Keynote

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Writing: From Marketing to Opportunity

DIGITAL DRMs

HarperCollins publishing is giving their authors an opportunity to give out their books before the release. Why? Well for people like me who would love the opportunity to pre-read novels and review them before they are released to the public. Here’s how it will work. HarperCollins will let authors give digital DRM protected copies of books for promotional purposes. Authors will get the QRCode for download at e.HC.com to pass out to selected authors, bloggers, etc. These downloads will only be read through Adobe Digital Editions (Nook and Kobo, but no Kindle – well damn). My suggestion to you? Get real cozy with some authors at HarperCollins and become the go to blogger as well.

Flash that Fiction

Flash fiction is becoming a big thing for the writing industry. I think publishers should capitalize on that but that is just a suggestion. It is a fictional story with 100 words or less. 100wordstory.org is a great place to test out your flash fiction. Go check it out and challenge yourself. This is a great way to prevent writer’s block. If you are writing a novel and cannot figure out the next scene hop on over to get your creative juices flowing. Paste a few in the comment section if you like to give readers a clue to what they are. And most importantly – have fun!

Calling all cute, funny kids!

During the ABFF there will be a casting call for funny kids ranging from the ages of 9-15 years old. So if your kid is funny as hell bring them to the Ritz Carlton Hotel on June 22nd. Register them at nickelodeonmiamiopencall.com to register them. Good luck. Maybe I will see them on a hit nickelodeon show.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Literary Monday Mash Up

Happy Memorial Day. I wanna say thank you so much to all that have served and are serving now. I don’t believe you get the honor you deserve. We love you and you’re definitely God’s living angels! Just wanted to get that in first. Hope all of my writers had a productive weekend in between all of that barbequeing and drinking. If not, let me remotivate you with the Indie Next List from Simon & Schuster for May:

The Kings & Queens of Roam Daniel Wallace

Seduction
M. J. Rose

The Ophelia Cut
John Lescroart

Agents seeking you out

William Boggess – Barer Literary
Fiction: strong voices that have authority
Nonfiction: literary memoir, popular science, narrative history and sportswriting
No practical nonfiction, YA or genre romance/thrillers/fantasy

Emma Patterson – Brandt & Hochman
Literary & commercial fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, memoir, food writing, YA and MG fiction and nonfiction

How about some upcoming conferences? Here you go?

Clarksville Writers Conference
Clarksville, TN – June 6-7
Attending agents: Gina Panterietti and Debbie Carter

“Books In Progress” Writers Conference
Leximgton, KY – June 7-8
Attending agents: Rita Rosenkrazz and Jessica Sinsheimer

Agents/editors Conference
Austin, TX – June 21-23
Attending agents: Sarah Davies, Stacey Glick, Meredith Kaffel, Kirby Kim, Taylor Martindale, Emmanuelle Morgen, Penny Nelson, Marcy Posner, Rita Rosenkranz, Susan Schulmen, Brooks Sherman, Ken Sherman, Becca Stumpf and Rachel Vogel

Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Jackson Hole, WY – June 27-29
Attending agents: Sheree Bykofsky, Chris Parris-Lamb, Stephanie Rostan and Sarah LaPolla

Hunt Country Writers Retreat
Middleburg,  VA – July 5-6
Attending agents: Shannon O’Neill, Jeff Kleinman and Anna Sproul-Latimer

Midwest Writers Workshops
Muncie, IN July 25-27
Attending agents: Sarah LaPolla, Victoria Marini, Amanda Luedeke and John Cusick

Northern Ohio SCBWI Conference
Cleveland, OH Sept 20-21
Attending agents: Linda Epstein and Karen Grencik

Writers Digest Conference West
Los Angeles, CA Sept 27-29
15-25 attending agents

San Francisco Writers Conference
San Francisco, CA Feb 13-16, 2014
Attending agents: 15-20 agents in agent speed dating

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

The Willamette Writers Conference

Registration for the Willamette Writers Conference is officially open.

August 2nd thru the 4th at the Portland Airport Sheraton hotel. I know you’re probably saying why is she telling me this? We’ve never heard of this before.

Well because a) it’s my job to let you know of these events and b) there will be some Hollywood connects there. Over 100 workshops will be available, all focusing on fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, manuscript editing, publishing, pitching, entering writing contests, research, business and some specifically for writers wanting to explore self publishing.

Visit http://willamettewriters.com to register!

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Last day for early registration

Yes it is the last day to register early for the ABFF but you can still attend, just for a little higher price. Where else would you be able to roam around with other fans and celebrities for 5 days?!

And if that isn’t exciting it will be in Miami Beach so you can work on that tan. Ok, ok it’s not all about fun and sun; numerous panels, master classes and hardcore networking.

The American Black Film Festival will go down on June 19th-23rd. Visit http://abff.com for more details.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Workshops to think about

The Writers Workshop
June 22nd & 23rd in NYC
Register by May 31st and save $100
Workshop will guide you thru:
-action steps for building your platform

-the ins & outs of media publishing

-writing tips/secrets

-how to bring your message/story to the world

One participant will be guaranteed a $10,000 advance and a publishing contract w/ Hay House

1st runner-up wins a Balboa Press master package

2nd runner up wins a Balboa Press Inspire Package

Other workshops/events:

The Writers Workshop
Oct. 5-6th in San Francisco
Register by Sept. 5th & save $100

Live coaching from Marianne Williamson

Learn how to:
-organize your thoughts into a book

-rewrite & refine your work

-handle rejections

– manifest determination to publish your book

-get a publisher’s attention

-find an agent

-write a book proposal

-contact the news media about your book

One participant will get $10,000 advance and publishing contract.

Speak, Write, Promote
Nov. 1-3rd in NYC
Program includes lectures, interactive exercises and live coaching.

Submit a video/book proposal for a chance to win one of three opportunities. One participant will host a weekly radio show on Hay House Radio for a month, one will host a live online event and one will be awarded a publishing contract with a $10,000 advance. Deadline is March 3rd, 2014.

The Writers Workshop: Oz Cruise 2014
Jan. 5-19th 2014
3 publishing opportunities and all cruise attendees are eligible

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia