Friday, May 24, 2013

Pitch to Senior Literary Agent Gordon Warnock at the conference

We are excited to have Gordon Warnock join the faculty for the 2013 David R. Collins Writers’ Conference Warnock is a Founding Partner with Foreword Literary Management and he will be taking pitches for potential representation for publication during the conference. His client list includes Midwestern authors Tanya Chernov, Nan DeMars, and Pat Sinclair; he is currently looking to represent memoir, cookbooks, political and current events, humor, career, self-help, pets, commercial fiction and contemporary realistic young adult fiction. He is also offering unlimited critique sessions.

In addition to the pitches, Warnock will be leading a free workshop on Thursday, June 27th starting at 7 p.m. at MWC on the 3rd floor of the Bucktown Center for the Arts at 225 E. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport. The workshop is open to conference attendees and non-attendees alike. It is entitled “Finding Your Way in the Modern Publishing Environment” and will discuss the different types of publishing options available today, teach participants how to pitch to agents, and end with a question and answer session. Those who plan to attend a pitch session with Warnock at the conference are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop.

The 2013 David R. Collins Writer's Conference will be held June 27th through 29th at New Hall at St. Ambrose University located at 518 W. Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. The conference also features three day writing workshops on a variety of topics including novels, creative non-fiction, reading as writers, speculative fiction, freelancing, poetry, and literary collage; critique sessions; luncheons; and a free faculty reading. Discounts are offered for MWC member and early bird (before June 15th) registrants. Click here for more details. The conference is made possible by our generous sponsors: Modern Woodman of America, St. Ambrose University English Department, Illinois Arts Council, and Genesis Health Systems.

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