Working with Literary Agents
Join IWOC-ers as a prominent literary agent from a Chicago-based agency offers practical advice for freelance writers on how to benefit by using the services of such professionals.
Literary agent Abby Saul joined Browne & Miller Literary Associates in 2013, following five years spent on the production and digital-publishing side of the industry, first at John Wiley & Sons, and then at Sourcebooks. She describes herself as a zealous reader who loves her iPad and recognizes that e-books are the future—but, who “still can’t resist the lure of a print book.” And perhaps most importantly for IWOC members passionate about authoring books, she’s currently looking for “great and engrossing writing, no matter what the genre.”
Abby is also actively exploring new digital possibilities for books. At IWOC’s upcoming July program, she will educate IWOC-ers and other attendees on these key items:
- What literary agents do
- Why book authors (including YOU) need an agent
- How writers can get an agent to work with them
Browne & Miller’s large list of clients includes both New York Times and USA Today best-sellers. Further, Abby says that at both Wiley and Sourcebooks, she helped establish e-book standards and led company-wide forums to explore new digital possibilities for books. A magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, Abby spends her weekends—when she’s not reading—cooking and hiking with her husband. You can find her by looking for @BookySaul on Twitter, she says.
Networking, with snacks and beverages, begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the program at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting is free for IWOC members. Non-members pay $10 with online preregistration/payment or $15 at the door.
All attendees are welcome to join us for a buy-your-own dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.
IWOC monthly meetings are held in Room 4F at the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut Street, adjacent to the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church (see map, below).
Discounted parking after 5:00pm is available (with validation coupon available at the meeting) at 900 N. Michigan Avenue.
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