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Finding A Literary Agent, Taught by Betsy Amster

Thu, Feb 13, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

With the publishing world in flux, having a literary agent ready to do battle for you has become more important than ever before.  But how do you choose among the hundreds of agents in business?  Join literary agent Betsy Amster as she explores what it takes to find an agent able to help you reach your goals.  You’ll learn:

·      how to research agents
·      foolproof ways to make agents seek you out
·      the fine art of interviewing agents
·      how to understand agency representation agreements
·      how to ensure a long and profitable relationship

Betsy Amster is president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a literary agency in Los Angeles and Portland. Before opening her agency in 1992, she spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage and two years as editorial director of the Globe Pequot Press. A frequent instructor at The Loft, Betsy has also run publishing workshops at Mediabistro, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program.