On Friday morning, August 22, you will gain access to a special 60-minute online tutorial presented by agent and editor Paula Munier.
It will help you clarify what you should be looking for in your work.
You will also be notified by email which agent you'll be working with on Friday. (All times noted are Eastern Time).
After listening to the presentation, you'll spend Friday evening revising your first ten pages as necessary, given the guidelines provided in the presentation, and you'll email those pages directly to Paula or one of four additional agents from Talcott Notch Literary, including Gina Panettieri, Rachael Dugas, and Jessica Negron, by Saturday morning at 10:00 AM (ET).
From 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Paula
, Gina, Rachael, Jessica, and Sara will be available to answer questions and provide additional feedback via the Writer's Digest University message boards.
In addition to feedback from Paula
, Gina, Rachael, or Jessica, attendees will also receive:
Paula Munier, Senior Literary Agent & Content Strategist at Talcott Notch Literary, has broad experience creating and marketing exceptional content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as Disney, Gannett, Greenspun Media Group, and Quayside.
She began her career as a journalist, and along the way added editor, acquisitions specialist, digital content manager, and publishing executive to her repertoire.
Before joining Talcott Notch, she served as the Director of Innovation and Acquisitions for Adams Media, a division of F&W Media, where she headed up the acquisitions team responsible for creating, curating, and producing both fiction and nonfiction for print, ebook, eshort, and direct-to-ebook formats. (Sign up for the boot camp here.)
represents all kinds of projects, right now she's
looking for crime fiction, women's fiction, romance, New Adult, YA, and middle grade fiction, as well as nonfiction in the areas of pop culture, health & wellness, cooking, self-help, pop psych, New Age, inspirational, technology, science, and writing.
As a new agent she's
first deals now, including the New Adult trilogy, The Registry by Shannon Stoker, which sold for six figures to HarperCollins
also just sold mystery, thriller, and self-help.
Paula is very involved with the mystery community, having served four terms as President of the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America as well as on the MWA board. (She's currently VP of that organization.) She's also served as both co-chair and Agents and Editors chair on the New England Crime Bake committee for seven years and counting.
And she's an active member of Sisters in Crime.