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We're returning to the Franklin Conference Center at the Howe Center in  Rutland for our Spring Program in April: All About Agents & Editors.

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking on the "Sign Up Today" box in the right hand column and scroll down to the April Program ticket.
OR DOWNLOAD AND MAIL IN FORM: print registration form here.

April's Program:

Joni Cole, author and founder of The Writers Center in White River Junction: The Art of the Query Letter
TAKE NOTE: Joni will use the first ten query letters emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in her discussion. If you are interested in having your query letter workshopped as a part of her presentation, please email it before Monday, April 21st. [use the email link and attach your Word file to the email.] However, everyone planning to attend on the 26th should bring a copy of their own query letter to refer to during the presentation.

David Corey University Press of New England: "The Season of the Pitch: How to successfully talk about your work!
Get tongue-tied when you try to explain exactly what you're working on in just a few words? Tend to force too much information into too few words? David will talk to us about how to tell agents and editors what they need to know to understand our work and ask to see it!

Michael Metivier, Assistant Editor, Chelsea Green: Crafting Your Book Proposal
You sit down to put your book proposal together and ... your spirit droops! It can be a daunting job and the success of your submission may depend on it. What goes in? What stays out? How do you start? What's needed in the marketing section? Two chapters or three? Michael will explain the elements of a winning proposal and how to put them together to best effect.

Where: At the Franklin Conference Center in the Howe Center
1 Scale Street, Rutland, VT
[ DIrections to the Franklin Conference Center here: http://www.franklinconference.com/directions.html ]

When: Saturday, April 26, 8:30 am -- 2:30 pm

Fees:  $47 for LVW members
$55 for Non-member participants.

Read all about it in this month's edition of League Lines here.

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking on the "Sign Up Today" box in the right hand column and scroll down to the April Program ticket.
OR DOWNLOAD AND MAIL IN FORM: print registration form here.

Register now and we'll see you there.

 


OUR BIENNIAL WRITERS MEET AGENTS PROGRAM

at the Hampton Inn Burlington

REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS OPEN NOW.  Click on "Sign Up Today" box up above and scroll down to your item,  OR Download Registration Form Here.

<< PITCH SESSION REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Click on the "Sign Up Today" box to the right and scroll down to the "Pitch Registration" ticket to pay for your session(s) by credit card at PayPal here

2. OR use the downloadable registration form here to pay by check, using U.S. Postal Service.

If you pay through PayPal, you can indicate the agent or agents of your choice by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   -- put "Agent Choice" in the subject line and include your first and second choice of agent in the body of the email.

You must be registered for the Writers Meet Agents event to sign up for a pitch session. Assignments are granted on a first come-first served basis.

Additional agents are being added to the roster, so check back in this space during April and May. >>

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Our biennial Writers Meet Agents event is being held this year at the Hampton Inn Burlington located at 42 Lower Mountain View Drive in Colchester, VT.
As in the past, writers will meet in groups and one-on-one with agents from Boston, New York, and beyond to discuss works-in-progress or to pitch book projects that are ready to be read.

Classes in aspects of publishing and working with agents and editors will be on the schedule for the day, lead by instructors including: Dede Cummings, agent, founder, and publisher at Green Writers Press; and Kaylee Davis, Dee Mura Literary Agency.

Keynote Speaker: Science Writer and Book Author DAVID DOBBS.

Agents meeting with writers include:

Beth Campbell: BookEnds, LLC, a literary agency

BookEnds, LLC is an innovative and energetic literary agency. We represent a diversity of authors, from true crime, self-help, and business writers to mystery, romance, and women's fiction novelists. BookEnds works with authors and publishers to produce the books we all want to see on our shelves.

Beth Campbell’s interests include fantasy, YA, and sci-fi novels and also romantic suspense, women's fiction, and cozy mysteries. She also works on some non-fiction titles.

Visit the web site to view an extensive list of fiction and non-fiction topics represented at BookEnds, LLC:

http://www.bookends-inc.com/

 

Dede Cummings: literary agent and founder of Green Writers Press, Brattleboro, VT.

 

Green Writers Press was founded to help facilitate the gift of words to foster a sustainable environment. It is our mission to help spread a message of hope and renewal through the words and images we publish.

 

Literary Agent Dede Cummings has been a publishing professional for 30 years. Starting at Little, Brown as a book designer, she learned the business from the inside out! She has designed books by Thomas Pynchon, William Shirer, Mary Oliver, and others. She has a similar approach to her work as a literary agent, representing both fiction and non-fiction writers.

Visit her web site to see authors and titles represented, and visit Green Writers Press to view current titles published:

http://dedecummingsdesigns.com/authors-represented/

http://greenwriterspress.com/

 

 

Kaylee Davis: Dee Mura Literary

 

Kaylee Davis received a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Sociology from Miami University, and she is certified in Copyediting from Emerson College.

 

As associate literary agent, her special interests include sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, young adult, new adult, steampunk, urban fantasy, social commentary, and counter-culture.

Visit the agency web site to see current titles at Dee Mura Literary:

http://www.deemuraliterary.com/

 

 

Kimiko Nakamura: Dee Mura Literary

 

Kimiko Nakamura works with new and emerging writers. She looks for page-turning fiction and non-fiction that leaves people inspired and offers readers a full range of emotions.

 

Her special interests are contemporary fiction, young adult, new adult, women’s lit, romance, upmarket literary, mystery, urban fantasy, satire, memoir, narrative nonfiction, mind and body, cookbooks, spirituality, and health.

Visit the agency web site to see current titles at Dee Mura Literary:

http://www.deemuraliterary.com

 

 

Emily Mitchell: Wernick & Pratt Agency, dedicated to children’s books

 

Emily Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard, a master’s in secondary English education from Syracuse, and an MBA from Babson. She lives outside Boston with her husband, daughter, and son.

 

Emily is accepting new clients in all genres for children.

Visit the Wernick & Pratt Agency web site to see current titles:

http://www.wernickpratt.com/

More agents are being added, so check back in this space during April and May.

Conference Registration now open. Click here to pay by credit card using our shopping cart,

OR download a mail-in registration form here.

Fees:
Standard Registration [March 21 - June 30]: LVW Members - $125;  Non-members - $140, open thru June 30. 
[***Registrations received by April 4 will be entitled to one free pitch session of the writer's choice.]

Late Registration [June 30 - July 14]: LVW Members - $140;  Non-members - $160

Pitch Sessions: $25 each, first come, first served. Registration for Pitches Open: use credit card or mail-in form.

Space for this conference is limited, and to schedule a pitch session with the agent of your choice, be sure to register early!

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