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Publishing Seminar: The Ins and Outs of the Book Deal, with Literary Agent Allison Hunter

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm


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Wednesday, May 26 (1 day)
7 – 8:30 p.m. EST | Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link

An experienced literary agent will walk you through every step of the book publication process, from the art of an excellent query letter to the nitty gritty details of a book deal. Topics will include genre definitions, what’s working in the market, what to look for in an agent and editor relationship, and much more. Come with all your questions!

Allison Hunter began her publishing career in 2005 working for the Los Angeles-based literary publicity firm Kim-from-L.A, and was an agent at InkWell Management and the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency before joining Janklow & Nesbit. Allison’s clients include Rosie Walsh, author of the New York Times bestselling novel GHOSTED, as well as memoirists, journalists and various experts in their field. She was also thrilled to work with InkWell client Lena Dunham on her bestselling memoir NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL. She is actively acquiring literary and commercial fiction, especially women’s fiction, as well as memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies and pop culture. She is always looking for funny female writers, great love stories, campus novels, family epics, smart beach reads and for non-fiction projects that speak to the current cultural climate. Allison has a B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she lives in Brooklyn.

Scholarships Available for MDC Students

Miami Book Fair is offering two (2) full-tuition scholarship for MDC students interested in attending the above-listed publishing seminar. Applicants must be currently-enrolled, (full time or part time) degree-seeking Miami Dade College students with a demonstrated financial need.

To Apply for a Scholarship:

Scholarship application due 3 business days before workshop starts (Due Friday, May 21, 11:59 p.m. EST)

Please send an email to Marci Cancio-Bello, Miami Book Fair programs coordinator at mcanciob@mdc.edu before the start of the workshop you would like to attend. The message must include your contact information, the title of the workshop you’d like to take, a short statement of financial need, your MDC class schedule, and a writing sample. First-time writers who lack a writing sample should submit a statement explaining their interest in the workshop.



Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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