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The 2016 Chicago Writing Workshop

Chicago Writing Workshop

Per the Chicago Writing Workshop website, this writing event (May 14, 2016) is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (200 total). They will inform everyone directly on the website when seats are closed.

Here are a few of this years faculty that will be in attendance:

  • literary agent Gordon Warnock (Fuse Literary)
  • literary agent Chip MacGregor (MacGregor Literary)
  • literary agent Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency)
  • literary agent Regina Brooks (Serendipity Literary)
  • literary agent Adam Chromy (Movable Type Literary)
  • literary agent Dawn Frederick (Red Sofa Literary)
  • literary agent Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary)
  • literary agent John Willig (Literary Services)
  • literary agent Gemma Cooper (The Bent Agency)
  • literary agent Marcy Posner (Folio Literary)
  • literary agent Eric Smith (P.S. Literary)
  • literary agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary)
  • acquiring editor Laura Apperson (St. Martin’s Press)
  • literary agent Rachel Burkot (Holloway Literary)
  • literary agent Abby Saul (Browne & Miller Literary)
  • literary agent Susan Hawk (The Bent Agency)
  • literary agent Thomas Flannery Jr. (AFI Vigliano)
  • literary agent Jennie Goloboy (Red Sofa Literary)
  • literary agent Samantha Fountain (Corvisiero Literary)
  • and more to come.


Since the seats are limited, don’t delay in registering. I’m signed up to go to this one, so if your attending, I’ll see you there!!!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.


The Philadelphia Writing Workshop

Philadephia Writing Workshop

Writing workshops are great to get professional advise on writing, marketing, and how to land an agent. The Philadelphia Writing Workshop will be held on April 9, 2016.  This year’s faculty so far includes literary agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin (Trident Media Group); literary agent Maria Lamba (Jennifer De Chiara Literary); literary agent Mackenzie Brady (New Leaf Literary); Adriana Dominguez (Full Circle Literary); literary agent Jordy Albert (Booker Albert Literary Agency); literary agent Eric Smith (P.S. Literary); and hopefully more editors & agents to be announced soon. Also, the presenter will be author/editor Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest.

As always, book your seat right away because seats are limited.

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Pikes Peak Writers Conference is an opportunity to get literary advise from a professional in the business or get invaluable feedback on your manuscript. The conference will be held April 15-17, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Keynote speakers will be Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Joe R. Lansdale, Jeff Lindsay, and Wendy Corsi Staub. Acquiring agents and editors will be Annie Berger (Harper Collins), Caitlin Dareff (St. Martin’s Press), Melissa L. Edwards (The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency), Linda Epstein (The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency), Angie Hodapp (Nelson Literary Agency), Jennifer Letwack (Thomas Dunne Books), Renee Nyen (KT Literary Agency), Steve Saffel (Titan Books), Alec Shane (Writers House), Elaine Spencer (The Knight Agency),  Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary).

As always, don’t wait to register because seats fill up fast!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

2016 Florida Writing Workshop

A writing workshop in the sunny state? You betcha! On March 25 (Tampa) and 26 (Fort Lauderdale) the Florida Writing Workshop will take place. This writing events are wonderful opportunities to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the events (100 per each).

This year’s faculty so far includes literary agent Penny Moore (FinePrint Literary); literary agent Lucienne Diver (The Knight Agency); literary agent Marlene Stringer (Stringer Literary Agency); literary agent Kimiko Nakamura (Dee Mura Literary); literary agent Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency); literary agent Saritza Hernandez (Corvisiero Literary); literary agent Greg Aunapu (Salkind Literary); literary agent Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary); literary agent Cricket Freeman (The August Agency); literary agent Amanda Leuck (Spencerhill Associates); and literary agent Kaylee Davis (Dee Mura Literary).

Registration fills up fast, so hurry and book your seat!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction

Writers Fest & Conferences


The Southern Kentucky Book Fest will be held April 23, 2016. Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events and is presented by Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries.

The Kentucky Writers Conference and Teen Writers Conference will occur on April 22, 2016. Information on registration and schedule of events will post sometime this month. Keep a watch for the important information as I’m sure they’ll fill up fast.

Have a great day writing.

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction

#PubTalkTV Tonight

If you don’t already know, PubTalkTV is a new place to get questions answered by literary agents. Authors Summer Heacock and Kelsey Macke serve as moderators while they read and ask your questions to the participating agents Monica Odom (Liza Dawson Associates), Jessica Sinsheimer (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency), and Roseanne Wells (The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency).


So how do get in on the action? It’ll be tonight at 8:00PM EST (if they haven’t changed the time) on their website (link above). As for asking questions, form them on twitter using the #PubTalkTV hashtag during the live session and Summer and Kelsey might select yours to ask the agents.

See you there!

P.D. Pabst
Writer and blogger of MG/YA fiction