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Spend a Day with a Literary Agent

by christine weiser

Spend a Day with a Literary Agent

Friday, October 12, 11-4, 2012 * Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

Where: Auditorium, McShain/Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Center (Building #2 on campus map), Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010. When: 11am-4pm (includes lunch)

Join Sheree Bykofsky, the bestselling co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, for the workshop, Spend A Day with A Literary Agent*. The day-long intensive seminar will teach you the ins and outs of the publishing universe, including:

  • How to effectively pitch agents.
  • The difference between a query letter, a pitch and a proposal
  • How to develop ideas with true commercial potential
  • How to write a query that really sells
  • How to locate and work with the right agent
  • What's hot right now in both fiction and non-fiction
  • What to realistically expect in a first-book contract
  • Why becoming a published author is just like being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune!

Participants will also have the opportunity to submit their query letters to Ms. Bykofsky ahead of time for a customized critique at the workshop. This workshop will be offered as a premium event for a select number of attendees for the "Push to Publish" program. The cost is $150 for the Push to Publish weekend package, which includes Friday's agent workshop and Saturday's complete Push to Publish program. Highlights of Saturday's program include:

* Speed date with the editors: Meet real editors and agents who will review your specific work.
* Learn how to increase your chances of getting published.
* Discuss the new writing trends with professionals in the community
* Get great marketing and networking tips to break into the competitive world of publishing. 

Space is limited, so reserve your ticket today by emailing


*Copyright 2012 Sheree Bykofsky.



No - you may attend just the agent workshop or just the master class by steve almond. Please see word document forms that you may complete and return to secure your reservation at the bottom of this page:

Any questions, please email me at



I have just finished "Time Birds", a spy-adventure novel. A member of our local writers group, GLVWG (Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group) linked your seminar announcement, which I appreciate.

Question: does a "Literary Agent" handle only literary fiction or all kinds of fiction? Is this the right seminar for me to attend? It's close enough.

May I come to the Friday seminar, but not the Saturday event? If so, how much $$$?


David Miller


As I mention in the above comment, you may attend just the agent workshop and/or the workshop and Saturday's Push to Publish. Ms. Bykofsky will cover general agent tips that I think apply to any genre. If you would like to attend just the Friday agent workshop, there is a form you may complete at the bottom of this page:

Or email me and I can send you the form:



Hi -
Is the Friday workshop available only for those attending the Saturday one?
Marie Wise


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