Toeing the fine line between being charmingly persistent and annoyingly invasive can be tough to do, especially if you don’t really know where that line is. To make it all a little tougher, each agent probably has a different definition and those definitions may change depending on who called before you did.
However, there are some behaviors that agents complain about among themselves.
Join New York literary agent John Cusick to learn how to avoid these mistakes at all costs. Kristi Tuck Austin will moderate the discussion about the ins and outs of building a strong relationship with your agent and how to make sure your book makes it to the top of the slush pile.
John Cusick joined Greenhouse Literary Agency in January 2013 after several years with a small New York agency, where he began as an assistant and rose to be an agent with a fast-developing client list. As well as being a YA author in his own right, John is a sought-after speaker on writing, both at writers’ conferences and via webinars. You can read his blog here.
John is currently looking for Fiction by North American authors, from Picturebooks and Middle Grade through Young Adult. He is particularly keen to see MG (and maybe YA) for boys. Fast-paced/thrilling/heart-breaking stories. Contemporary realism, historicals, speculative fiction, sci-fi and fresh fantasy, villains with vulnerability, bad decisions with best intentions, boldly imagined worlds, striking imagery, characters with histories, stories about siblings and about middle America.
Date: August 28, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: The Broadberry, 2729 West Broad Streeet
Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 students