Light Your Imagination at #SBreeze16 WIK
with Brooks Sherman
Brooks Sherman is a literary agent with the Bent Agency, representing picture books, middle-grade, and young adult fiction. His clients include New York Times bestseller Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not, Soho Teen), Morris Award winner Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Balzer + Bray), and Sam Garton (I Am Otter, Balzer + Bray). You can find Brooks sharing publishing news and horrible puns on Twitter: @byobrooks.
- Crafting a Compelling Query Pick up tips and strategies for how to make your query letter stand out from the slush. Literary agent Brooks Sherman will share do’s and don’t’s of what to put in your query, and how to format it to keep it tight yet informative. audience: Writers and illustrators, all levels.
- Writing a Gripping Opening How do you craft the right balance of character, setting, and plot in your manuscript’s first pages to hook an agent, editor, and reader? Literary agent Brooks Sherman discusses the characteristics that make up a compelling opening for your middle grade or young adult novel, pointing to concrete examples from published (and soon-to-be-published) works. audience: Writers, all levels.
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