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Publishing Confidential: A Crash Course on Agents, Queries, Proposals, and the Changing Publishing Landscape
November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
How do you get a literary agent?
What is a slush pile and how can you get out of it? What does it take to get a book deal?
The path to publication can seem mysterious and impenetrable to aspiring writers, especially in our quickly shifting publishing landscape. Novelist and former acquisitions editor Ashley Shelby offers local writers a two-hour seminar on the ins and outs of the publishing world, including how to write a compelling query letter that hooks a literary agent.
Writers of all interests and skill levels are invited to participate in this free event.
Sunday, November 5th
Q&A session to follow
*Ashley is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant that made this event possible.
We asked Ashley 5 Questions, here’s what she has to say 5 Questions
She’s received the Red Hen Press Short Fiction Award, the Enizagam Short Story Award, the Third Coast Fiction Prize, and was recently named a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her debut novel, South Pole Station, published in July, has received praise from The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Time, Library Journal, LitHub, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Bookpage. It was also named a New York Times Editor’s Pick and an Indie Next Pick.
Visit www.ashleyshelby.com for more information