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CWIP - Literary Agents

  • 20 Jan 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 440 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603

Chicago Women in Publishing

Literary Agents: What They Do, How to Become One, Why Work With Them

Literary agents play an important role in the publishing process, especially for authors and traditional publishing houses (Note: self-publishers do not work with literary agents). Many literary agents have manuscript specialties and will only look at manuscripts (both fiction and nonfiction) that fit within their particular genres. Because most traditional publishers will not accept unsolicited manuscripts, it is vital that authors find the best agents for their manuscripts and learn how to work with them to achieve the best results.

Join CWIP for this special program, which features distinguished panelists who will discuss what literary agents do, how you might become one, and why they're so important. The following local publishing professionals will be featured on this one-of-kind panel:

  • Danielle Egan-Miller, Brown & Miller Literary Associates.
  • Joanna MacKenzie, Brown & Miller Literary Associates
  • Todd Stocke, Sourcebooks
  • Kelli Christiansen, bibliobibuli


CWIP Member (all levels) $10; Nonmember: $25

How to Register

Register online now:
By mail: Send a check payable to CWIP, P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626 or call 773.508.0351.

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