Get Hands-On Help With Your Writing Skills At The 2011 RT Booklovers Convention

Hey aspiring writers, what are you doing this weekend? Polishing up your query letter, first pages and synopsis to submit to a hand-ons workshop at the RT convention? That's right, this year at the RT Booklovers Convention in L.A., April 6 - 10, aspiring authors attending the convention have the chance to get their work critiqued by industry professionals. Submit your work and the agents just might pick your piece to discuss at their workshop. Scary? You bet! But totally worth it for invaluable feedback. If you will be attending the convention, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Wonder what's wrong with your query letter, which just isn't getting any bites? Why not submit your draft to literary agents Jessica Faust and Kim Lionetti of BookEnds, LLC, and their Query Power workshop? Just put "RT Convention—Query Power Submission" in the subject line and send your query letter to: Jessica Faust

Stymied by the weight of the dreaded synopsis? Let agent Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management take a peek and give you some pointers! Send your 3-5 page synopsis to Jim, who will select a few to be discussed/critiqued during the session. Please put "RT Convention—Sensational Synopsis Submission" in the subject line and send your 3-5 page synopsis to: Jim McCarthy.

Need help with that pivotal scene? Actively acquiring agent Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency is here to help. Submit 1-2 pages from the following categories: an opening scene from any chapter; a scene from when the hero and heroine first meet OR a scene of the hero and heroine’s first kiss. Only one category/submission per attendee. Please put "RT Convention—Good vs. Great: The Difference Between Selling & Slushing Submission" in the subject line and send your 1-2 page scene to: Nicole Resciniti.

For more on the hands-on workshops being offered this year in Los Angeles, April 6 - 10, click here!