Writers should write, but to get to the “published” category, they also have to know how agents and editors think about books. In this lively workshop, a literary agent and acquistions editor with decades of combined experience give you the inside scoop about why queries, submissions, and manuscripts are declined during the submission process and how you can get past common hurdles or mistakes so that your book receives the attention it deserves and progress to the next phase toward publication. You’ll learn what many writers fail to understand about the perspective of an agent or editor whose livelihoods depend on successful books. Literary agent and published author Elizabeth Kracht and acquiring editor and editorial director at an independent publishing house Georgia Hughes will explain the process and show you how to see your project with fresh eyes and present it in the best possible terms for success. They’ll cover fiction and nonfiction, and even if you plan to self-publish, you’ll learn how to give your manuscript a professional polish.