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2020 Writer to Agent- Manuscript Reviews

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The Dominican Writers Conference is pleased to offer registered conference attendees the opportunity to apply to meet with literary agents at the #DWCAtrevete2020 Conference. These agents are seeking new clients to represent in fiction and nonfiction.

Literary agents from Aevitas Creative ManagementAyesha Pande LiteraryFolio Literary Management, and Serendipity Literary Agency will read and review applications on a rolling basis to find prospective clients to meet with at the conference. 

How to Submit

  • Only registered attendees of the #DWCAtrevete2020 are eligible.

  • Submit a query letter along with the first five pages of a novel, essay collection, narrative nonfiction book manuscript, or short story collection as one document via the “Writer to Agent” link in DWA Submittable account. The Writer to Agent page is hidden and can only be accessed through this webpage for registered attendees.

  • The five-page submission should be double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and the document should be saved according to your type of project and your name (Project_LastName_FirstName); for example, “Novel_Proulx_Annie” or “Essays_Didion_Joan.”

  • Query letters are comprised of a description of the book and the author’s bio. If you have questions about writing and submitting a query letter, review the  Writer to Agent Web Series episode for instructions and tips. 

  • Indicate in the query letter if the submission has been published in a magazine or journal. 

  • Agents from each of the four participating agencies will read the query letters and submissions. You may address your query letter to “agent.” 

  • Submissions open on Friday, January 24th, 2020, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage applicants to submit as soon as possible. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Terms & Conditions

  • DWA facilitates this service as a benefit to conference attendees, but does not participate in reviewing applications.

  • Meeting with an agent does not constitute a partnership or relationship or establish representation on behalf of the agency. 

  • Applications are only accepted via Submittable. Upon booking you will receive instructions to submit your manuscript. 

  • Applications will receive one-on-one feedback from the selected agent during the conference. Meetings cannot exceed 15 minutes.