16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character”
October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Mark GottliebMark Gottlieb

Literary Agent, Trident Media Group

Mark Gottlieb attended Emerson College and was President of its Publishing Club, establishing the Wilde Press. After graduating with a degree in writing, literature & publishing, he began his career with Penguin’s VP. Mark’s first position at Publishers Marketplace’s #1-ranked literary agency, Trident Media Group, was in foreign rights. Mark was EA to Trident’s Chairman and ran the Audio Department. Mark is currently working with his own client list, helping to manage and grow author careers with the unique resources available to Trident. He has ranked #1 among Literary Agents on publishersmarketplace.com in Overall Deals and other categories.


Mark represents all genres of fiction, nonfiction, middle grade, young adult, children’s picture books, and graphic novels.


How to Write and Deliver Effective Hook

This workshop will help you hone your elevator speech and become more comfortable speaking to agents, editors and publishers. Also a great opportunity to get your book ideas in front of a literary agent.

How to Find a Literary Agent and Good One at That

Finding a literary agent, and a quality one at that, is much easier said than done. This session is intended to show participants The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of literary agents. Offerings include how to go about finding a literary agent from an esteemed literary agency, as well as how to set forth the quality standards an agent ought to meet in the eyes of an author. How to Find a Literary Agent will also boldly uncover potential pitfalls to avoid in dealings with literary agencies.


  • First Page PitchFest
  • Life of a Literary Agent


Mark is prepared to hear your pitches on both fiction and nonfiction, children’s, middle grade, graphic novels, annd offer advice on almost any topic related to publishing.


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