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Tools for Querying Literary Agents

April 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How do you approach literary agents to get your book published?

Find out at the April 26 joint meeting of the Coast and Corvallis chapters of Willamette Writers. Presented via Zoom, the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

If you’re ready to dive into the query trenches for literary agent representation, there are plenty of helpful resources available. In this workshop, Kristin Owens will cover why you need an agent for traditional publishing, the materials required to pitch and query, the truth about social media contests, and how to eliminate embarrassing rookie mistakes. She’ll provide and review online databases to find the best agent for your work and share best query practices and cold hard statistics. In the end, she says, it’s about working smarter, not harder.

Click the registration link below, enter your name and email address, and you will receive the meeting link immediately, along with a copy in your email. You will also be able to add the meeting to your calendar.

Register in advance for the April 26 Coast/Corvallis Chapter meeting:


Willamette Writers chapter meetings are free for members to attend, and we ask for a $5 donation from guests: https://willamettewriters.org/donations/.

For information on how to become a Willamette Writers member, click here: https://willamettewriters.org/register/individual/

About the Speaker:
Kristin Owens, Ph.D. is an award-winning educator and writer. She has published over 100 articles and essays, and is a frequent blog contributor on writing. Her essay, “War Bride,” won honorable mention for the 2018 New Millennium Writing Awards and was a finalist for the 2019 New Letters’ Conger Beasley Jr. award for nonfiction. Her work is included in the 2020 Colorado Book of the Year, Rise: An Anthology of Change. Owens’ high-energy presentations and classes motivate writers to stick with it. She’s represented by literary agent Madelyn Burt at Stonesong NYC and Peel Talent Agency in the UK.


April 26, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Portland, OR United States


Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of ANONYMOUS, DRAMA DOLLS, and VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA. Visit him online at www.tanamor.com.