Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SATURDAY, Jan 19: Lunch, Tea and ME! Limited to 12-15 people

How To Hook An Agent
Jill Corcoran of the Herman Agency
Sat., Jan. 19
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 (Includes one-on-one consultation, lunch, snacks, and tea)
Location: Writing Pad East, 10445 Wilshire Blvd in Westwood
Limited to 12-15 people

presented by Marilyn Friedman
Writing Pad
gourmet writing classes at sweet low prices


You have a brilliant new YA or middle grade novel or picture book that you want to put out there (or an idea for one), but you're not sure how to land an agent and get it published. Have no fear, Jill Corcoran, literary agent extraordinaire is here! Through an informative craft talk and fun in-class exercises, she'll give you the inside scoop on how to present your work in the best possible light and how to craft a book that will sell. She will teach you what you need to know so you don’t make the rookie mistakes and show you how to make your work stand out. You’ll even get a one-on-one consultation with Jill and get feedback on an advance submission of your work in the afternoon! By the end of this class, you'll walk away with a plan that's certain to get your foot in the door.

Children's Book and YA Section
Instructor: Jill Corcoran
Saturday, January 19, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 (Includes one-on-one consultation, snacks, gourmet lunch, and tea)
Location: Writing Pad West

About Jill Corcoran:
Jill Corcoran is an Agent with the Herman Agency primarily representing children's books. She joined the agency 3 years ago and has sold over 60 books plus recently signed her first movie deal. Her clients include Robin Mellom, Janet Gurtler, Martha Brockenbrough, Kelly Milner Halls, Ralph Fletcher, & Jen Arena. With an English degree from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago, Jill has marketed everything from sneakers to cereal at Leo Burnett Advertising, LA Gear, Mattel, and at her own consulting company, LAUNCH! New Product Marketing. Her current interests include: high concept Young Adult and Middle Grade Thrillers, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Comedies, and Adventure manuscripts. Jill is also the editor of “Dare To Dream…Change The World” (Kane Miller, 2012), a poetry anthology which includes Ellen Hopkins, Jane Yolen, J. Patrick Lewis, & Lee Bennett Hopkins.

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