The Secrets to Finding a Literary Agent: Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 31, 2014 Comments Off on The Secrets to Finding a Literary Agent: Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Do you have a great idea for a book? Would you like to learn how to find and work with a literary agent? Then attend a book publishing seminar by Carole Sargent, Director of Georgetown University’s Office of Scholarly Publications, who will discuss strategies for finding a literary agent. Sargent will share the secrets behind what it takes to move your idea from concept to signed contract, what agents look for in a potential author, and why Sargent recommends selling your nonfiction book before you write it. This always-popular presentation is not to be missed, and it will cover both nonfiction and fiction.

Dr. Carole Sargent is the Director of Scholarly Publications at Georgetown University and a faculty member in the English Department. She earned a PhD at the University of Virginia, and she is the author of two books with Farrar, Straus & Giroux that received national publicity, including The New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, and CNN. "60 Minutes” filmed her teaching in Healy Hall. Some of her authors have received six-figure book deals, and she places books with some of the top agents in the country. Her mission is guiding Georgetown's tenure-line faculty to scholarly book and article publication, and she also hosts full-day public seminars on general book publishing at Georgetown. If you would like to attend one of these seminars on campus, please write to for information.

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