Well, August is getting busy fast, and it hasn’t even started.
On August 10, 2016, Canadian Literature Pitch, or #CanLitPit, will provide an opportunity for Canadian authors to reach out to editors and agents through Twitter. According to the home page:
Canadian Literature Pitch is a DigiWriting Book Marketing Agency social media initiative intended to increase the number of Canadian authors published and supported by Canadian publishers and literary agents. On the day of the event, Canadian writers with a completed and polished manuscript post their pitch on Twitter for Canadian publishers and literary agents to see. If a writer’s pitch is favourited by a publisher or literary agent, the writer will follow the manuscript submission guidelines posted online or in the publisher or literary agent’s Twitter feed.
On August 20, 2016, the one-day Toronto Writing Workshop will offer writers a series of crash courses on how to get published. Additionally, this year’s instructor is Chuck Sambuchino from Writer’s Digest Books, and a number of literary agents will be attending. According to the website:
This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop at the Marriott Toronto Airport [updated venue]. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.
Please note that seating is limited, so reserve your spot early.
Good luck, everyone!