All About Agents

12 May

So your manuscript is written, polished, and now you’re ready to find an agent, but you’re not sure how to go about it. Well, you’re in luck. The Idaho Writers Guild is offering a workshop on May 20th and 21st at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel in downtown Boise. It’s designed for book and screenwriters who are in the process of looking for an agent (or plan to be soon).

The event starts Friday evening with a no-host reception at the Owyhee Plaza for participants and the four west coast agents who will speak at the workshop. Saturday morning kicks off with a continental breakfast, followed by a workshop session on the Relationship Between the Agent and Writer, which will include information on when you do and don’t need an agent, finding and terminating a relationship with an agent, and other important details.

The next session will address Book Publishing Today which will include information on pitching and a discussion on the state of the publishing industry.

After lunch, two agents will continue to answer questions, while the other two attend pitch sessions with participants who paid an additional fee for these ten minute sessions. At the time of this writing, all pitch appointments had been filled.

The four agents who will be at the All About Agents workshop include:

  • Amy Rennert of the Amy Rennert Agency in Seattle,
  • B.J. Robbins of B.J. Robbins Literary Agency in Los Angeles,
  • Ken Sherman of Ken Sherman & Associates in Beverly Hills, and
  • Gordon Warnock of the Andrea Hurst Literary Agency in Seattle.

To learn more about the workshop and the agents who will be speaking, go to You can also register there or, if you prefer, call The Cabin at 208-331-8000. I’m told you can also register at the door, but a late registration may mean that you miss out on the lunch, and no one wants to miss lunch.

I’ll be attending the workshop. I hope to see you there.


Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Idaho, writing


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6 responses to “All About Agents

  1. Janis McCurry

    May 12, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    Great resource, Carley! I love that as it grows, Boise is providing more and more opportunities for writers. Thanks for letting us know.

  2. Meredith Conner

    May 12, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    Thanks for getting the word out Carley! Great post.

  3. johannaharness

    May 12, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Thanks for posting this, Carley! Writers do often focus so much on the big conferences that they miss the regional opportunities.

  4. Liz Fredericks

    May 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Great information Carly and thank you for sharing activities on the Idaho Writers Guild.

  5. lynn mapp

    May 12, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Thanks for sharing this information, Carly.

    • Carley Ash

      May 12, 2011 at 7:39 PM

      Thank you everyone. I’ve participated in a couple great functions sponsored by IWG. They throw a good function.


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