It’s time to spruce up your query letters and gather your manuscripts — LWC}NYC is coming up on Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8, 2017! CLMP is thrilled to have a fantastic lineup of agents, editors, writers, and other key publishing chain players to share with you the process of bringing a manuscript into publication and to give you feedback on your creative work.
Click here for more on the location for the conference, The New School’s Wollman Hall. Please check in with security upon arriving and let them know you are attending the “LWC}NYC conference in Wollman Hall.” Elevators are located near the front door.
Check in with CLMP. We will have a registration table stationed within Wollman Hall where you will check in. You will receive a welcome packet that includes the conference schedule, times and names for your two Speed Dating sessions, and other useful information.
Coffee & Bagels! Please plan to join us for coffee and bagels as part of the welcoming session on Thursday at 10 a.m. For your Friday coffee needs, we recommend one of these cafés on 6th Avenue: O Café and Murray’s Bagels.
Working Lunches. Both days include a delicious vegetarian lunch accompanied by an equally flavorful special event: “Winding Up for the Pitch” (Thursday), to get you warmed up for meeting agents/editors one-on-one, and “Submitting to Lit Mags” (Friday), a session featuring NYC literary magazine editors pulling back the curtain on the submission process.
What to Bring. If you are participating in Thursday’s Query Letter Clinic or Friday’s Opening Lines Clinic be sure to bring 4 printed copies each of your sample query letter (for the Query Letter Clinic) and the first two pages manuscript (for the Opening Lines Clinic). Please only bring copies of the first 2 pages of your manuscript. A primary goal of the “Opening Lines Clinic” is to learn what prompts an agent/editor to want to continue reading. Learn how to make them want more. It’s highly recommended that you do not come with complete manuscripts to hand to agents or editors. You will be pitching/introducing your work; interested agents/editors will then request that you send work following the conference.
We will be rolling out reminders and additional information in the upcoming weeks. Please don’t hesitate to contact CLMP with your questions and concerns prior to the conference!