For all the budding writers and publishers out there, this might be for you.
We also know that sometimes the hardest part isn't getting your ideas down on paper, but getting your manuscript out of the slush pile. It's hard to know where to start, especially if you've got a full-time job or are raising a kid. Enroll in the Asian American Writers’ Workshop's first annual publishing conference and meet veteran agents and editors and publishers from Farrar Straus Giroux, Little Brown Publishing, The New York Times, Grantland, The Millions, and Vice magazine. They'll share their trade secrets to get you on your way from solitary writer to bestselling author. Open to writers of all ages, races, and genres!
This is your chance. The Workshop has hand-selected insiders of the publishing industry so that you can get the attention you deserve as an aspiring writer. Veteran agents will teach you how to stand out and attain marketability. Senior editors of coveted publishing houses and publications will tell you the dos and don’ts of pitching and placing from small presses and trade publications to online magazines and new digital publishers like The Atavist and Kindle Singles. Acclaimed writers will share how they got their big break and how you can get yours! And publicists will share their strategies for increasing social media presence. See program schedule below.
12:15-12:45 PM Opening & Lunch
12:45-1:30 PM How to score an agent
1:30-2:15 PM How to pitch for trade publications
2:15-3:00 PM How to get placed in small presses
3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15-4:00 PM How I got my big break
4:00-4:45 PM Ultimate Social Media Guide
4:45-5:30 PM Longform
5:30-5:40 PM Closing
Learn more and get tickets here.