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April 27: Publishing Insiders - Assistants and Interns at publishing houses and literary agencies share what's happening "over the transom"

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The Writers Circle Speakers Series

Workshops and Talks with Authors & Industry Professionals

April 27, 2:00-4:00 PM

Publishing Insiders:
Literary Gatekeepers share what’s happening “over the transom”

PLUS...
Win the chance to have your work read by a
W.W. Norton Editor!

Yes, they're young. But they're the ones who read your manuscripts first and decide if your words ever get passed along to an agent's or editor's desk. They know the mistakes that novice writers make and can tell you how to avoid them. They have a ringside seat when publishing decisions are made. And they know what really happens from that initial submission until your work hits the front shelves of the book store - and beyond.

Most writers complain that the world of publishing is a murky black void. These young publishing insiders hold the keys to the kingdom. And they're willing to share what they know.

Alex Cameron Anna Worrall Jake Rosati
Alex Cameron has been involved in publishing since he was a rising sophomore at Williams College. He interned at Avalon Press, a small publisher of romances, Westerns, and mysteries; at Liza Dawson Associates, a full-service literary agency; and in editorial at Tor Books, where he returned as an editorial temp after graduation.

In March 2013, Alex became Assistant to the Associate Publisher at Tor.
Anna Worrall joined The Gernert Company is 2010. After graduating from NYU with a degree in history, she worked in academic publishing in her native Philadelphia before moving to Hungary, where she taught conversational English and traveled extensively. Anna assisted Stephanie Cabot and David Gernert and co-agented a few projects of her own before moving into her current role of Marketing & Social Media Manager. Her reading interests include historical and commercial fiction, as well as thrillers with a literary bent. 

Jake Rosati is a senior at Fordham University studying English, creative writing, and visual arts. He has worked as an intern at InkWell literary agency and is now at Laura Dail Literary Agency, both in Manhattan. He also works as an assistant with a number of local authors, and was an intern at The Writers Circle's 2013 Summer Intensives. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in publishing and creative writing. 

Exclusive opportunity for attendees only:

Win the chance to have your work read by a
W.W. Norton Editor!

Only at this great program, we are raffling off the opportunity to have up to 25 pages of your manuscript read by Amy Cherry, Senior Editor & Vice President, W. W. Norton & Company. Ms. Cherry will review your work and spend a half-hour discussing it with you by telephone. Her insights are sure to help you refine your work.

Amy Cherry has spent her career at Norton, publishing award-winning books in fiction and nonfiction. Her authors include acclaimed fiction writers Irvine Welsh, Barry Unsworth, and Lawrence Hill, as well as Pulitzer Prize winner John Matteson. Other authors of hers have won the James Beard Award for culinary writing and the Parkman Prize. She is currently working on biographies of Leonard Cohen, the Brontë sisters, and Marlon Brando, as well as a work of mythology by Neil Gaiman and a book on progressive education.

This opportunity is a fundraising raffle.
All proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Don't miss this chance to discuss your work with a pro.

Raffle tickets sold separately at the event only.

Advanced Registration Strongly Advised

$30 in advance | $35 at the door | $30 to TWC students/families

Event Held At:

Sparkhouse Studio
19 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ


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