Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, Literary Agent, Query Letters, Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Conferences
Article by Chaz Kiernan, GLVWG WriteStuff Conference Chair
Vicki Selvaggio was at our Write Stuff Writer’s Conference™ last year (April 2016) as an agent, and may I add, our most sought after agent for the pitch sessions. This year she comes as a presenter (although she will take a few pitches as time allows).
I am going to share with you an email from her (edited) that pretty much says it all.
Nice to hear from you. I’ve included some presentations below, but I offer more than these. I can also customize a presentation to match the needs of your members.
Agent 101: An Inside View of Acquiring Clients
(We decided to have Vicki present this one of Friday evening, March 24, before the Social Gathering. Think party.)
As an Associate Agent and Author, Victoria Selvaggio knows firsthand that finding representation can be as hard as or even harder than becoming published. But…having a good understanding of the agent’s role, as well as your own, as the author, is just as important as advocating further, for the right agent-author relationship.
Through this presentation, “Agent 101: An Inside View of Acquiring Clients”, attendees will get a behind-the-desk look at what being an agent means for Victoria—from query letters to rejections to revision to requests to finally, representation and beyond—which will provide helpful tips on how to review your manuscript as if you were also an agent.