Middle Grade 101: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Sell and Succeed

Middle Grade 101: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Sell and Succeed

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In this OnDemand Webinar, literary agent Andrea Somberg discusses what you need to know to break into the middle-grade field. She reveals how to develop your voice and how to create protagonists, plots, and opening pages that will appeal to tweens and to agents alike. She also teaches how to identify what the market is looking for now and how to “sell” your book to agents and editors. Andrea shares step-by-step instructions on how to create an effective pitch and query letter, and her tips on finding the best agent for you. Finally, shee covers what to do after your book sells to give it the best shot for success in a highly crowded field.

A literary agent for more than fifteen years, Andrea Somberg is a member of the Harvey Klinger Agency and represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including projects for adult, young adult, and middle-grade audiences. Her clients’ books have been NYTimes and USA bestsellers, winners of ALA’s Alex Award and the Nebula’s Andre Norton Award, nominated for The Edgar Award, The Governor General’s Award, the Lambda Award, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, the Ohioana Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and named best book of the year by NYPublic Library and Book of the Month Club. You can visit her online at www.andreasomberg.com and at www.harveyklinger.com

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