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Acquiring an Agent

  • Richardson Public Library 900 Civic Center Drive Richardson, TX, 75080 United States (map)

“Acquiring an Agent 101”

with PJ Gover

Finding an agent seems impossible and discouragement is common after repeated rejections. What is the secret to acquiring the publishing world’s gatekeeper? We will discuss the importance of agents, the value of conference face-to-face meets versus query letters, preparation and pitching to an agent, what agents look for in prospective clients, and what to expect if a contract is offered. We will unravel the mystery to traditional publishing to push your writing career forward.

NOTE: Due to the Holiday, this meeting is held on the fourth Monday of January.

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PJ Gover is the award-winning writer of Time of Long Shadows, a thriller based on her father who was a rocket scientist during the 1960s Cold War. She is published in The Secret Place, newsletters, and blogs, and authored Celebrate Thee Date, a one-year devotional book. You’ll find her in Ohio or at her East Texas ranch with cows, and enjoying college sports and chocolate. She helps readers live the thrill…one story at a time.


The Writers Guild of Texas presents Guest Speaker / Program meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month (except January) in the Basement Program room of the Richardson Public Library. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Earlier Event: December 17
Holiday Party
Later Event: February 18
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