Join us for the next League Meeting
THE AGENT SEARCH
Querying Agents, Submitting to Publishers, and More
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
– Free and open to all. –
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. & continues after the program.
With Guest Speaker Becka Oliver
Join a former literary agent (and current Executive Director of Texas’s largest literary arts organization, the Writers’ League of Texas) for an informative, candid, no-holds- barred discussion on traditional publishing today, including finding the ideal agent for you. From nailing your pitch and presentation materials, to identifying the most promising agents to approach for representation, to avoiding the pitfalls that lead to rejection, to asking the right questions, and most everything in between. Bring your burning questions.
Becka Oliver joined the Writers’ League of Texas in September 2013 as Executive Director after more than sixteen years of experience working in book publishing. She spent much of her publishing career inside two of the “big six” publishing leaders – Macmillan and Hachette Book Group — licensing domestic and foreign rights on behalf of countless notable authors, including Sandra Brown, Brad Meltzer, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, and more. In 2007, she made the leap from Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights at Grand Central Publishing to Literary Agent, first at Endeavor and then at William Morris Endeavor (WME) after the two powerhouse talent agencies merged in 2009.
As a literary agent, Becka represented clients working in both fiction and non-fiction, including Brunonia Barry, Sheryl Crow, Kamran Pasha, Joanna Philbin, Susan Rebecca White, and the popular blog Awkward Family Photos.