Whether you’re trying to sell your first book or your fortieth, the road to publication is never an easy one to navigate. Let Liberty States Fiction Writers guide your way. A multi-genre organization, the Liberty States Fiction Writers is dedicated to the education and support of all fiction writers. We provide workshops, networking events and promotional opportunities to aid both published and yet-to-be published writers.
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May 11th Meeting – MEMBERS ONLY
Our May 11th meeting will be a joint meeting with Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey. Once again, it will be held at the Jamesburg Senior Center 139 Stevens Ave., Jamesburg, NJ. Doors will open at 9:30 am with the program to begin at 10 am.
Our keynote speaker will be Rich Johnson, our February speaker who was rescheduled due to the snowstorm. Rich will discuss graphic novels as an old/new medium and how it relates to the visual world we live in. He’ll also discuss opportunities in the marketplace, the publishers seeking graphic novels, and how they all want your media rights.
Rich is the founder of Brick Road Media, LLC and one of the founding partners in Atomic Clock Entertainment, a film and television production and development company. He’s a former vice president of book trade sales at DC Comics and has also worked as a publishing director at Hachette Book Group. He currently acquires young adult novels for Penguin and oversees Penguin USA’s graphic novel imprint.
Following Rich’s talk, we’ll have a book signing by our afternoon workshop presenters, then a lunch break.
At 1 pm we’ll have a series of three consecutive half-hour writing workshops. Lois Winston will present a workshop on writing query letters, Eileen Watkins will present a workshop on writing the synopsis, and Caridad Pineiro will present a workshop on creating your author brand.
**A continental breakfast (fruit, yogurt, pastries, muffins, bagels, cream cheese, butter, and beverages) and a catered lunch (sandwiches, salads, beverages and dessert) will be available for $20. You’re free to brown bag your own food and beverages, but if you want to partake of the catered meals, you must mail a check so that it will arrive at the LSF Writers PO Box prior to May 1st.
Checks should by made out to Liberty States Fiction Writers and mailed to PO Box 2914, Westfield, NJ 07090.
Also, please note this is a members only event. Do not invite any guests to attend with you.
9:30 a.m. Doors open. Registration & continental breakfast** available
10 a.m. Keynote presentation 11 a.m. Book Signing by panel members
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1 p.m. three 1/2 hour workshops on query letters, writing a synopsis and building your author brand
If you are an LSF Writers member with an upcoming release and would like to be a featured author, please e-mail us using the contact form in the Members Only section.
As a reminder, if you are a LSF Writer Member and have a 2012 and/or 2013 release, please send your cover and a short book blurb to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a Published Author, please send your photo and a short bio to email@example.com so we may prepare our 2012 Author Spotlights.
The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.
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