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Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA) Message Board › Writing Pad Invitation: How to Hook an Agent: Breaking into YA with Literary

Writing Pad Invitation: How to Hook an Agent: Breaking into YA with Literary Agent Taylor Martindale

Nutschell Anne W.
Group Organizer
Torrance, CA
Hello Fellow Scribblers!
Marilyn Friedman has offered our group the wonderful opportunity to avail of a  DISCOUNT for their class on HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT: BREAKING INTO YA with literary agent Taylor Martindale.
If you are interested in attending this Writing Pad Class and getting a $20 Discount, please email and tell her that you are with Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles.
Here are the details of the event:
Instructor: Taylor MartindaleSaturday, May 10, 201411:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $195 (includes snacks and tea, reading fee, and one-on-one consultation)
Location: Writing Pad West (10445 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024)

Here’s an interview one of our students who got an agent and her YA book published after taking this kind of class.­

And here is one of Taylor’s clients that got a Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Starred Review and is one of BuzzFeed’s 15 YA Novels to Watch Out for This Spring (2014)--THE CHANCE YOU WON'T RETURN, by Annie Cardi­

Taylor Martindale is with Full Circle Literary (and used to be at Sandra Dijkstra). She’s one of the top up and coming agents in YA. She’s young, very smart and it was a real coup to get her to do this class.

It’s a great opportunity to:1. Build a personal relationship with an agent in a small class setting (at most conferences, the agent meets 30-50 people in one day, our class is limited to 12 students and they will have lunch with the agent)2. Get invaluable information on what’s happening in the YA/children’s book market right now and how to break in3. Get agent feedback and help on a children’s book to package it in the best way to make it sellable
The class includes feedback on 10 pages of your book and a private meeting.

Happy Writing,
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