Florida Writers Foundation Presents
2018 Celebrity Workshop with Chuck Sambuchino
Everything You Need to Know about Agents, Submissions, Queries, and First Pages
This full-day workshop is a thorough, in-depth course in how to get a literary agent. After quickly going over what an agent is and what they do for writers, you will learn resources for finding agents, how to ID the best agents for you, submission advice, as well as the most important things to do and not to do when dealing with representatives. Questions welcome.
In addition, this course will also give attendees the chance to bring their query letters and manuscript first pages to be critiqued live by instructor Chuck Sambuchino. See if your submission (query and first page) can make it past the slush pile, and also witness other attendees’ submissions examined out loud to learn from their successes and weak points. Chuck will examine as many items as he can before the session’s time expires.
If you want to get a major publishing deal, you need an agent. And this course will tell you everything you need to know about finding a representative and giving yourself the best chance of success.
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018
WHERE: Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FEE: $125. Florida Writers Association Members | $150 Non-members | $200 Walk-up registration
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverages
Chuck Sambuchino is a freelance editor, bestselling book author, and former longtime staffer for Writer’s Digest Books. For many years he edited the Guide to Literary Agents and the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog was one of the largest blogs in publishing, and he wrote the platform guidebook Create Your Writer Platform. Sony Pictures optioned his 2010 humor book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack. Chuck’s books have been mentioned in Reader’s Digest, USA Today, the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Variety, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, Mental Floss, O, and many more media outlets. He is a successful freelance editor of queries, synopses, and manuscripts—seeing dozens of clients get agents or book deals following his consultations/edits. He loves meeting new writers.
Your workshop fee is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Proceeds support the Florida Writers Foundation, Inc. (FWF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed to promote literacy and enhance the writing skills of children, youth, and adults. FWF make a difference by supplying grants and volunteers to programs around the state, donating books to public libraries as well as the Ronald McDonald House in St. Pete, and much more. You can learn more about the Florida Writers Foundation here.