Oct 21

Agent Day in Yokohama with Mary Kole, October 29

Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima 1988-90),  Publicity Assistant for SCBWI-Tokyo shares this:

Agent Day with Mary Kole, October 29
Time:              Saturday October 29, 2011

Place:                             Yokohama International School, Middle Building, Cafeteria

For access information and maps visit www.yis.ac.jp


5,000 yen SCBWI members

8,000 yen nonmembers

Reservations Required:
To register visit www.scbwi.jp

This event will be in English. 


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Registration, Announcements and Opening Remarks

Three Things That Separate Aspiring Writers
from Published Authors

This presentation will offer an overview of the children’s book market as it stands today and a discussion of three vital things
that writers must add to their craft portfolio before they can write their breakout book.


Lunch will not be served. Please bring lunch or join other writers and illustrators at nearby cafés.

Slush Pile Secrets: How to Catch an Agent’s
Eye With Your Query

Queries intimidate a lot of writers, but it’s easy to get to the top of a slush pile if you write a great one. This talk
will feature query examples from the audience, go over common mistakes, and show you how to write a successful letter. (See below for details.)

First Pages Open Critiques

Writers and author/illustrators are invited to submit the beginning of a manuscript to be read and commented on by Mary Kole. Novels: up
to 150 words. Picture books: up to 100 words/first three spreads for a dummy.
(See below for details.)

Final Q&A

Participants will have a chance to ask any remaining questions.


Pages and Queries
First Pages and Queries will be discussed in
open sessions listed above. To send First Pages and Queries, reserve early. First
Pages and Queries must be received by October 1.


Mary  Kole is an associate agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. She came to
literature from a writer’s perspective and started reading at ABLA to see
what it was like “on the other side of the desk.” She quickly
found her passion there and officially joined the agency in August 2009.
She has also worked at Chronicle Books and earned her MFA in Creative
Writing at the University of San Francisco. Mary represents picture books
from authors and author/illustrators, and both middle-grade and young adult
novels. She prefers upmarket premises with literary spark and commercial
appeal and operates the Andrea Brown East office from Brooklyn, NY. Visit
the Andrea Brown agency website at www.andreabrownlit.com and visit Kole’s
own website http://kidlit.com



convenient to Yokohama International School include Star Hotel, Hotel Monterey
Yokohama, Hotel New Grand, and Washington Hotel Sakuragicho.


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