Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn From Publishing Experts
Pitch To An Agent
Fuse Literary Agency
~ Gordon Warnock ~ Jennifer Chen Tran ~ Laura Cummings ~
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Writers and Others with Book Ideas
LEARN FROM PUBLISHING EXPERTS (9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.):
- Query Letters
- Role of Agents
- How to Pitch to Agents
- How to Work With Agents
- Where to Find Agents Appropriate For Your Project
- How the Submissions Process to Publishers Works
- What is a “Hybrid Author”
- Publishing Contract Terms You Should Know
- Other Legal Concerns
PITCH TO AN AGENT
- 1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Pitch to Gordon Warnock or Jennifer Chen Tran.
- Separate fee required to pitch; must be seminar attendee.
- See Pitch To An Agent Process below.
- Cattlemens, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
- Hwy 50 at Hazel Ave. exit
- $39 CWC Member
- $49 Non-Member
- Includes morning coffee, snacks plus lunch.
PITCH TO AN AGENT FEE
- $15 for 5-minute pitch.
SPACE IS LIMITED. EARLY REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED!
- Use the form in the below flyer
- Questions: Ask Margie Yee Webb via our Contact page.
Pitch To An Agent Process—Pitch to Gordon Warnock or Jennifer Chen Tran. See their website page at Fuse Literary for the type of fiction and nonfiction projects they will consider. Separate fee required to pitch; must be seminar attendee. $15 fee for 5-minute pitch, with 24 slots available for each agent. If interested in pitching, sign up for consideration. If more than 24 attendees have signed up to pitch to each agent, drawings will be held to select the attendees to make the pitch. Those selected must pay the $15 pitch fee with check payable to CWC Sacramento Branch.
California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch—one of 21 branches of the California Writers Club—serves the greater Sacramento region and welcomes all writers and related professions. We offer monthly Luncheon Meetings, Writers Network Meetings and Open Mic For Writers along with special events during the year.
Fuse Literary (http://www.fuseliterary.com/)—founded by Laurie McLean and Gordon Warnock—is a full-service, hybrid literary agency based in the Silicon Valley with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Vancouver. They blend the tried-and-true methods of traditional publishing with the brash new opportunities engendered by digital publishing, emerging technologies, and an evolving author-agent relationship. The partners launched Fuse following tenures at established agencies, bringing with them experience in writing, teaching, professional editing, book marketing, blogging and social media, running high-tech companies, and marketing new technologies. A boutique, collaborative agency, Fuse provides each client with the expertise and forward vision of the group.
Gordon Warnock is a founding partner at Fuse Literary, serving as a literary agent and Editorial Director of Short Fuse Publishing. He brings years of experience as a senior agent, marketing director, editor for independent publishers, publishing consultant, and author coach. He frequently teaches workshops and gives keynote speeches at conferences and MFA programs nationwide. He is an honors graduate of CSUS with a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing. For fiction and nonfiction projects Gordon will consider, see: http://www.fuseliterary.com/gordon-warnock/.
Jennifer Chen Tran is an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary acquiring both fiction and non-fiction. She is a lifelong reader, New York native, and experienced member of the publishing industry. Prior to joining Fuse Literary, Jennifer was principal and owner of Penumbra Literary LLC, and served as Of Counsel at The New Press. She has also interned at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth literary agency, was an editorial and publicity intern at Hunter House Publishers (since acquired by Turner Publishing), and editorial intern at Terrain Magazine. Jennifer obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, MA, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, with a minor in Legal Studies. For fiction and nonfiction projects Jennifer will consider, see: http://www.fuseliterary.com/jennifer-chen-tran-assoc-agent/.
Laura Cummings currently works as an assistant to Laurie McLean and as a production manager for Short Fuse. Although she reads in a wide range of genres, Young Adult and Fantasy works are most likely to steal her heart, and she has a passion for diverse literature. Her favorite books contain strong voices, unique plots, and a healthy dash of snark. Laura has a deep respect for the book community, and she loves interacting with writers and readers on social media.
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