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San Gabriel Valley Women Writers Meeting

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge (map)


Tried and True Ways to Get an Agent

Please join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019, for our May SGVWW meeting. Naomi Kim Eagleson will discuss one of our most important and popular topics: Tried and True Ways to Get an Agent! 

Getting ready to query agents this year? Or perhaps you've tried but only got a bunch of rejections, or worse, no response at all? We'll discuss some tried-and-true ways to get an agent that have worked for others. Naomi will share tips on creating a strong submission package, which includes a query letter and synopsis (for fiction), book proposal (for nonfiction), and sample chapters. We'll also chat about alternatives to the traditional publishing route, and whether you need to have an agent at all! Handouts will be provided (so please RSVP).

Naomi Kim Eagleson is the founder of The Artful Editor, an editorial agency that helps writers revise and polish their manuscripts for agent submission or self-publication. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has contributed book reviews to Words Without Borders and Asian Review of Books. You can find her at or in Santa Monica, taking a stroll at sunset.

SGVWW meets monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. We meet at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse at 10 a.m. (It's a wonderful bookstore, so please make time to look around!) Please come early so you can get breakfast before starting time, and RSVP on Facebook so we can save you a seat. 

See you on May 18!

San Gabriel Valley Women Writers (SGVWW) is a supportive and knowledgeable community of women-identified and gender non-binary writers focused on helping each other further our writing goals. We meet in-person monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. Our monthly talks are hosted by a variety of professionals and cover everything from tax laws to building a writer's website, from finding an agent and pitching publications to creating compelling characters and writing strong dialogue. Writers of all types are welcome: journalists, fiction and non-fiction authors, novelists, poets, bloggers, professional and amateur, etc. We also meet online in our Facebook group. Join us!