Friday, January 2, 2009

One-Day Workshop in New York City/Jan. 18!

One-Day Workshop in New York City

Advanced strategies on making it in the publishing world

Please join award-winning writer/journalist Michael P. Geffner, former Simon & Schuster book editor Marcela Landres, and children's book editor Eileen Robinson for three infinitely enlightening hours on the world of big-time publishing.

What: Building the Professional Writing Life; Learning How Editors Think; Finding, Impressing and Landing a Literary Agent

When: Sunday, Jan. 18, 1-4PM (with 4-5PM for private one-on-one consultations)

Where: A gloriously-serene restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens (easy to reach by car or subway)

Cost: $99.00

Pre-Registration Required before Jan. 15: Please email for details.

Register now to reserve your spot! Only 20 people max!


Michael P. Geffner has written for Details, Texas Monthly, The Village Voice, USA Today, The Sporting News, Los Angeles Magazine, and The Associated Press. His work has been acknowledged for excellence by The Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press Sports Editors, Best American Sports Writing, New York Press, and the New York Publishers Association.

Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You, and is the publisher of Latinidad, an award-winning e-zine which was chosen as one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers by Writer's Digest Magazine. She speaks frequently for organizations such as the New York Round Table Writers’ Conference, Columbia University, and The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.

Eileen Robinson is a children's book editor, editorial consultant and creator of F1rst Pages. For almost 10 years, she has acquired, developed, and edited children's books for both Scholastic as Executive Editor, and Harcourt publishers, as Editorial Manager. She has also worked on projects for National Geographic, Santillana USA, Marshall Cavendish, Weekly Reader, and others. Having published many new authors, Eileen believes in helping newcomers get their feet in the door, as well as working with experienced fiction or nonfiction authors.

For an additional charge of $30, you can reserve a 15-minute private consultation with any of the speakers. Book writers should submit no more than 10 double-spaced pages of a manuscript plus a one-page synopsis by Jan. 12, so it can be forwarded well in advance to Ms. Landres (she does not accept poetry or children’s books) or Ms. Robinson. Journalists should submit to Mr. Geffner their query letters and/or resumes of no more than one page, or a story of no more than 10 pages double-spaced. You should include your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address on the first page of each piece of work.

These one-on-one sessions are open only to workshop attendees!

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