Sarah Lawrence College to Hold Fifth Annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference June 23

Authors get advice from agents and editors on how to publish their book

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College’s fifth annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference will take place on Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the College’s campus. Prominent New York City literary agents, major publishing house editors, and social media and public relations experts will be speaking at this comprehensive symposium designed for serious writers who want to get their work published.

Interactive panel discussions will focus on Finding the Best Literary Agent for Your Book, What an Agent Does, The Role of the Editor and Publisher, and Book Promotion. Optional pitch sessions, during which participants have the rare opportunity to discuss their work, one-on-one, with a diverse group of agents and editors representing many genres, themes, and audiences, are a highlight of the conference.

Panel moderators include: Cynthia Manson, Agent & Panel Moderator (Cynthia Manson Literary Agency); Caitlin Alexander, Editor & Panel Moderator; Daniel Berkowitz, Digital Editor & Panel Moderator (Writers House).

Panelists confirmed-to-date include: Jennifer Carlson (Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner Literary Agency); Mark Gottlieb (Trident Media Group); Merrilee Heifetz (Writers House); Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management); Josh Kendall (Little, Brown & Co., Mulholland Books); Christine Pride (Simon and Schuster); Laura Van Der Veer (Little A); Brian Feinblum (Media Connect); Michael J. Seidlinger (author and social media editor); and Sara Wigal (JKS Communications). See the list of agents and editors who will take pitches during the afternoon session on the conference webpage.

Lynda Loigman, a past attendee, describes the conference as “an invaluable experience.” She adds, “It was at the conference that I was lucky enough to meet my agent, who sold my first novel, The Two Family House, to St. Martin’s Press. I am so grateful to the people at The Writing Institute for putting together such a well-planned, practical, and inspiring day that truly changed the course of my writing career.”

For more information and to register, visit the conference webpage.


About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.