Secrets of Publishing Panel with Susan Shapiro

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Join Professor Susan Shapiro, NYU alumna & author of “The Byline Bible” for her free, exciting SECRETS OF WRITING SUCCESS panel where literary luminaries will answer all of your questions about breaking into publishing and getting a book deal. The panel will include, agent Serene Hakim, editors Eli Reyes (Newsday), Melissa Dahl (NY Mag), Deb Garrison (Knopf), authors Dream Jordan, Seth Kugel, Kate Walter & Byline Biblers Sybil Sage, Ron Bel Bruno, Liz Montgomery and Victor Varnado.

★ STARRED REVIEW of Byline Bible in Library Journal According to award-winning writing professor and best-selling author ­Shapiro (What’s Never Said), “The best way to break into publishing is with a great three-page double-spaced personal essay.” Combining hard-won experience, practical lessons from teaching more than 25,000 students (who have since published 150 books), Shapiro exemplifies the truism that simplicity is indeed the last thing found—and offers her own: “Instant Gratification Takes Too Long.” Considering the book’s subtitle, readers with impatient literary ambitions will learn not only how to identify and “target” editors but when, why, and what to pitch. Shapiro’s work is distinguished by providing actual student-written service pieces, op-eds, essays, plus the author’s own successful pitch letters. An oft-noted criticism is that few universities teach students how to employ writing and editing skills. And while the New School offered the author an opportunity to change that, she is quick to add that so long as one has a potent idea, three great pages, and a seasoned editor or guide, nothing else—higher education, experience—matters. The worst that will happen, notes New York Times editor Peter Catapano, is “No, thank you.” VERDICT For novice writers and professionals alike, this comprehensive desk reference will prove invaluable.

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