One of the most exciting things about being a part of the writing and publishing world today is the opportunity to have the best of both worlds — as a traditionally published author and/or as a self-published author. We live in a time when the “hybrid” author is on the rise, where one series or genre you write may be picked up by a traditional publisher, but you are no longer obligated to only publish with them.
And, for some writers out there, you just don’t want to have to do it all. So the allure of getting a big publishing deal is extremely appealing because you are surrounded by a team dedicated to your deadlines and who know the ins and outs of book distribution to the big retail outlets, as well as how licensing works in international markets.
Regardless your reasons for wanting to land a traditional publishing deal, you’re going to want to put your best foot forward when trying to get it in the door with agents, editors and publishers.
Join author C. J. Redwine, who is repped by Holly Root at Waxman Leavall Literary Agency and whose DEFIANCE trilogy is published by Balzer + Bray, in a special workshop at utopYA 2015 to discover what your query letter must have to attract and hold the attention of the agent and publisher, as well as what your query letter must avoid if it wants to make it past the slush pile.
utopYA 2015 • Nashville, TN • Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Location: Room Assignment TBD
** SPACE IS LIMITED. Only 40 spots available. Secure your spot now.
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+++ this is an additional charge to utopYA 2015. The standard and VIP admission tickets do not get you access to this special, limited-seating, workshop.
ABOUT C.J. Redwine::
C.J. Redwine is an author of young adult novels and an experienced teacher. After teaching high school for several years, she turned her love of using innovative teaching strategies to the publishing field and began creating materials designed to equip writers with the skills necessary to succeed. Her book QUERY: How to get started, get noticed, and get signed is available now for Kindle and Nook. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, four kids, two cats, and one long-suffering dog. To learn more about C.J., visit her website: http://cjredwine.blogspot.com/
“Because of attending the panel in 2014 I landed two calls for more requests from a leading agent in the USA and from Harper Impulse! This is a must for any author.” ~ Carlyle Labuschagne, author