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Querying, Twitter Pitches, and Contests
November 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10 – $15
How to connect with literary agents to get your book sold to the publisher of your dreams
Breaking into traditional publishing is just as challenging and difficult as ever, but for many, this is the path that aligns best with their publishing goals. New online opportunities to connect with agents and editors can make the current landscape even more complicated for new writers to navigate. From twitter pitches, mentoring programs like PitchWars, contests, to old fashioned querying, Farah Heron will outline the process and options to sign with a literary agent, and get your first book sold to a publisher.
After a childhood raised on Bollywood, Monty Python, and Jane Austen, Farah Heron wove complicated story arcs and uplifting happily ever afters in her daydreams while pursuing careers in human resources and psychology. She started writing those stories down a few years ago, and never looked back. She writes romantic comedies and women’s fiction full of huge South Asian families, delectable food, and most importantly, brown people falling stupidly in love. Farah’s debut novel, The Chai Factor, was released by HarperCollins Canada in June of 2019. It has been named one of the summer’s best books by The Globe and Mail, and has been praised in Book Riot, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, Bustle and more. Farah’s next release will be will be The Right Spice, by Forever/Grand Central Books.