On April 18, 2018

League of Vermont Writers meeting to feature tips for publishing success

KILLINGTON— The League of Vermont Writers (LVW) is hosting The Road to Publication, a day-long meeting on April 28 that will help writers to get their novel or non-fiction book published. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Summit Lodge, 200 Summit Road, Killington. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

Registration includes lunch. The cost is $49 for LVW members and $69 for non-members, if received by April 20. The rate after that date and for walk-ins is $99 (without lunch), so early registration is encouraged. Register at leagueofvermontwriters.org.

The program includes three information-packed sessions on the basics of pitching and landing an agent, led by writing and marketing consultants Annalisa Parent and Jennifer Wilkov. They will talk about query letters, how to fine-tune the first five pages of a manuscript and in-person pitch sessions with agents, including common mistakes that would-be writers make.

In his talk, “The Straight and Crooked Paths to Publication,” Jeff Sharlet will describe different approaches to publication and address such issues as small traditional publishers vs. the “Big Five” publishing houses and submission of a book proposal or a full manuscript. He also will discuss the role of agents and how to build an author profile to engage agents.

In conjunction with the April 28 program, the League is sponsoring a free open mic and social (cash bar), Lit By the Fire, the evening before, beginning at 7 p.m. in the lodge’s library. RSVP by April 20 to Alyssa Berthiaume at alyssa.berthiaume@gmail.com.

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