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SUBMISSION SHINE 2024: ONLINE CRITIQUE INTENSIVE PARTICIPANTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT!! Webinar Description: Agents are able to “open many more doors” than authors can on their own in their search for publication. Agents also advocate for authors’ interests in the contract negotiation stage and beyond. But how do you know when you are ready to submit your work? Where do you find information on agents? What should you include in your communications? This session will cover all these things, as well as “do” and “don’t do” pointers so you can present yourself and your work in the most effective, compelling way. Actual client queries (used with their permission) will be analyzed to help you see what has been successful. There will be plenty of time at the end for Q & A. The presentation will be recorded and the recording link provided to all participants who have registered prior to the event. *The link to attend the webinar live will appear in your Events listing AFTER you register. **Optional: A limited number of critiques are available for purchase. See below for more information.
Event Description: So, you have a handful of manuscripts or illustration styles ready to query. Which one should you lead with? Is your other work strong enough to hook an agent if they request to see more? And what will an agent think about the variety of work you bring? Whether you have multiple submission-ready picture book manuscripts, write across age categories, have a variety of illustration pieces and illustrated works, or a combination of all of the above, Submission Shine is an opportunity to talk with one agent about four submission-ready works AND your writing/illustrating career as a whole. Plus, a webinar to help center your confidence as you begin querying AND additional feedback from a peer critique group of other Submission Shine participants.
I scream. You scream. We all scream for our annual retreat at the Highlights Foundation--complete with an ice cream sundae social and all the publishing professional interaction we could pack into one weekend. Whether you're just getting started or you're Published and Listed (PAL), we'll explore the proverbial middles of the journey and search out our sweet spots so we can move through it all in style.