Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Jennifer Wills of The Seymour Agency @WillsWork4Books

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Jennifer Wills of The Seymour Agency

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Screen Shot 2016-10-17 at 12.57.20 PM.pngJennifer Wills is a literary agent with The Seymour Agency.

She is seeking: Jennifer is particularly interested in a wide range of picture books and cookbooks, with a soft spot for author/illustrators of sweet and wacky picture books, and cookbooks with mouth-watering recipes of the health conscious, budget friendly or celebrity chef variety.  For fiction, she’s also interested in middle grade and YA with a sci fi/fantasy, horror/suspense, or contemporary bent, and upmarket women’s fiction with a sense of humor. On the nonfiction side, narrative nonfiction and memoir are also welcome. Jennifer tends to shy away from rhyming picture books, historical fiction and high fantasy, although she’s willing to make exceptions.  If your manuscript has a great hook, a distinct voice, and can make her laugh out loud or ugly cry (or, even better, both), she’d love to see it.

Bio: Jennifer has five years’ experience in some of the publishing industry’s leading literary agencies.  She worked with publishers around the world as an assistant in Trident Media Group’s huge foreign rights department, and with domestic publishers as an assistant at Writers House (where, incidentally, she began her career as an intern).  She joined the Seymour Agency, where she has quickly moved up the ranks to associate agent.  Jennifer has always loved helping fledgling authors become NYT bestsellers and she’s ready to be a relentless champion for her own clients’ work.  You can find her @WillsWork4Books on Twitter.

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.37.26 AMAfter a successful 2015 event in Detroit, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop— a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event outside of Detroit, MI on March 25, 2017.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (150 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop!

WHAT IS IT?

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Detroit – Livonia/Novi. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s agent faculty so far includes:

  • literary agent Elana Roth Parker (Laura Dail Literary Agency)
  • literary agent Jennifer Wills (The Seymour Agency)
  • editor Elizabeth May (Kensington Publishing)
  • literary agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary)
  • literary agent Michael Caligaris (Holloway Literary Agency)
  • agent assistant Lesley Sabga (The Seymour Agency)
  • and many more to come

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey.

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

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