UPCOMING Agent & Editor Programs
Agent & Editor Brunch & Critiques
Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency & Julie Bliven of Charlesbridge
Saturday, October 18th, 10am-1pm
It’s hard to know when a query and first pages are working! That’s why it’s so important to have face time with an agent or editor. Please join us on October 18th for a personal critique with either Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency or Julie Bliven of Charlesbridge. We will break in the middle of critiques to have a light brunch and hear what Rebecca and Julie have to say about the do’s and don’ts of querying. There will also be time for informal, on-the-spot critiques or social time with peers.
Cost: $65 Writers’ Loft Member, $85 non-member (Learn more about membership here.)
Registration deadline: October 4th (Refunds will not be given for cancellations after this date.)
Spaces limited, first-come-first-served, with priority placement to Loft members. (Priority placement means that non-members may register at any time, but their applications will only be considered after September 19th.)
Rebecca Podos is a graduate of the MFA Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College, whose debut YA novel is forthcoming from Balzer + Bray. She is thrilled to represent wonderful books, some of which include Rin Chupeco’s THE GIRL FROM THE WELL (Sourcebooks), Ryan Bradford’s HORROR BUSINESS (Month9Books, 2015), Mackenzi Lee’s THE SHADOW BOYS ARE BREAKING (Katherine Tegen Books, 2015), Sarah Nicolas’ DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE, TOO (Entangled, 2015), Ashley Herring Blake’s SUFFER LOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s, 2016) and Kenneth Logan’s LAST MUD SEASON (HarperCollins, 2016). Rebecca is interested in Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction of all kinds. She likes books with compelling characters whose journeys feel human, whether they’re high school seniors, were-dragons or space travelers.
Julie Bliven is an Associate Editor and Contracts Manager at Charlesbridge Publishing. She edits middle-grade and picture-book fiction and nonfiction. Some authors and illustrators she’s currently working with include Paul A. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds, Anne Sibley O’Brien, Leeza Hernandez, and debut author Diane C. Mullen. Julie holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College.