Literary and Upmarket Fiction First Pages, with Katie Grimm

May 8th, 2017 - June 1st, 2017

with Katie Grimm

Get feedback on the first 3,750 words (15 pages) of your novel with literary agent Katie Grimm of Don Congdon Associates. You'll share your pages with Katie and a small group of writers at the event start. Then, you will have two weeks to critique one another's work. Katie will post her feedback towards the end of the two weeks. After the critiques, we'll hold a debrief webinar, where each person is given time to ask Katie questions about their manuscript feedback, as well as market and craft questions. This is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get professional feedback in a small group setting.

The group will be capped at 8 writers plus Katie to keep the workload manageable. This means participants will be expected to critique 7 submissions.

Notes

Who this workshop is for: Adult fiction writers seeking market and editorial feedback from an agent and interested in meeting like-minded writers.

Focus: literary fiction

Group size: 8 writers

Submissions: Writers should submit their first 3,750 words (15 pages) for critique at the event start.

Fee

Members: $80; Non-members: $95

About Katie Grimm

Born in Colorado and a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, Katie Grimm moved to New York City to be the assistant for Don Congdon Associates in 2007. She is currently focused on her own list of authors as well as handling several agency Estates, but she still greatly enjoys managing the business side of an agency with a list that spans 70 years. She is also a member of the AAR and SCBWI.

Her current client roster is divided between authors who write for adult and children’s audiences. In adult, she focuses on Literary and Upmarket Fiction – be it voicey, historical, mysterious or speculative – that has something to say about interpersonal relationships. She's also looking for Narrative Non-Fiction that blends the personal and investigative for a deeper emotional understanding of a topic. In kid’s, she loves the idea of finding new heartfelt and magical Middle Grade classics as well as Young Adult novels with genre elements and the immediacy of feeling that comes with being a teenager. Across all genres, she’s looking for books with a heartbeat, and she’ll always be interested in the darker and weirder side of human history as well as previously under- or misrepresented voices and experiences.

Schedule:

Mon, May 8th - Participants submit
Mon, May 22nd - Critiques due from all participants
May 19th-22nd - Katie posts critiques
Wed, May 24th, 8-10pm ET - Debrief call
Thurs, June 1st - Group workspace closes