March 18 Monthly Meeting – Discussion on Agents

Do we need to find an agent? This month the conversations will concern agents. We will share our experiences.

We will also discuss Synopsis…what they are and are they hard to do. Along with that, we will talk about Query Letters, which is often another puzzling part of the writing process.

Bring an example of your synopsis or query letter to share.

Also, remember to come and share good books you have read, and share what you liked about the book.

Don’t forget about our “take away” table. Bring books, magazines, or anything you no longer need and would like to share with someone else.

KWA is all about sharing with our members and writers who visit our group, looking for a place to network with other writers.

Scene Conference 2012

Registration is open for our Scene Conference, March 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita!

We kick things off Friday night with a rollicking PITCHAPALOOZA event with The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, and a panel of publishing experts including an agent and two publishers. You’ll have the chance to give a short pitch of your book and then get feedback on how you did! We’ll follow the event with a mixer, where you can mingle with other writers and our conference speakers.

On Saturday, you’ll have your choice of sessions in two tracks, on everything from landing an agent to e-publishing. We’ll have the complete schedule posted shortly. In the meantime, check out our full slate of speakers to get a glimpse at what’s in store.

Visit the main Scene page to register online or by mail. In order to register for the Pitchapalooza event at this time, you’ll need to print the registration form and mail your payment.

A limited number of guest rooms are available at the Hyatt for a discount. Please ask for the KWA Scene Conference room rate when making reservations.

We’ll be posting more details very soon! Hope to see you on the Scene.

The Agent’s Role in Digital Publishing

The world of publishing continues to evolve, including the world of digital publishing. Is having an agent important? What is an agent’s role in this changing digital world?

The FF&P (Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal) chapter of Romance Writers of America is hosting a Yahoo! email loop workshop on “The Agent’s Role in Digital Publishing” presented by Laurie McLean. For non-members the rate is $20, which is a bargain. The workshop isn’t just for romance writers. It is for all writers of eBooks, POD books and self-publishing.

Literary Agent Laurie McLean  of Larsen Pomada Literay Agents in San Francisco handles genre fiction (romance, fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, horror, ‘new’ westerns, thrillers, suspense) and middle-grade/young-adult children’s books. More information on her preferences for agent queries is included in the information for this workshop, see the link via the workshop’s title.

Passed on by Starla Criser