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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Kate McKean - All About Literary Agents and Do You Need One?

  • February 29, 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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You've probably heard you should get a literary agent if you want to publish a book. But why? What does an agent do (and what don't they do)? And how the heck do you get one? This session will discuss all that as well as the ever-confusing query letter. Come prepared with your own questions for the Q&A segment.

Kate McKean joined the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency in 2006 and became Vice President in 2011. She earned her master’s degree in fiction writing at the University of Southern Mississippi and began her publishing career at the University Press of Florida. She is proud to work with New York Times best selling authors in a wide variety of genres including Daniel M. Lavery’s Texts from Jane Eyre, Alix E. Harrow's THE Once and Future Witches, as well as the many-award winning graphic novel, The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen. In addition to working with clients, she is an adjunct professor at New York University and is the author of the forthcoming book WRITE ON: Publishing, Books, and Navigating the Creative Life (Atria, 2025). 

Kate will accept 15 single page query letters on a first come first served basis. See the Manuscript drop down on our web page for more information.

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