Monday, April 8, 2013

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Why Literary Agents Attend Writers Conferences (It’s Not What You Think)

Every week literary agents receive hundreds of query letters from aspiring writers who are hoping to interest the agent in their project. Why then, would agents take time from their busy schedules to go to a writers conference and meet yet more writers in person?

I've worked with over a hundred literary agents during the 9 years I've been organizing the Backspace Writers Conferences held twice-annually in New York City, as well as the newly minted Salt Cay Writers Retreat taking place this October on a private island in the Bahamas. So I asked a few of my favorite agents why they attend writers conferences.

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
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  10. Don’t Be a Resolution Writer via @write_practice
  11. Does Your Site Welcome Disabled Readers? @JamiGold RT @janice_hardy
  12. Romancing the Novel by @DianneDHarman
  13. Should a writer have more than one work in progress? via @vgrefer  RT @janice_hardy
  14. So You Want to Find an Agent? via @writerunboxed
  15. Self-Publishing Basics: Where Can You Upload Your eBook (Besides Amazon)? | @GoblinWriter
  16. Almost Half of Authors Unaware of World Book Rights Ownership | IPR  RT @evelyn_puerto
  17. How to See EVERYTHING in Your Facebook News Feed
  18. 4 Key Stats to Monitor the Health of Your Blog via @ProBlogger 

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Happy writing & running, Kathy

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