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Appointments and Reviews
The deadline for receipt of 2018 advanced mailed manuscript submissions is May 19.
Many of our students have gone on to publish their work because of the agents and editors they met during the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.
If your manuscript is complete and polished, and you think you are ready for an agent to represent your work, read about the agents below and register for appointments with those who seem interested in your genre or already represent clients whose work you think is similar to your own.
Advance Submission is your chance to separate yourself from the thousands of queries agents receive each year. Though SBWC has had many success stories in the past, we make no promises of representation, nor further interest in your manuscript.
We do, however, hope your agent appointments are a rewarding and enlightening experience, and at the very least, an opportunity to make personal and professional connections.
You must be registered for the conference to participate.
How it works
- Register for the 6-day conference and then, register to meet with one or more agents. We expect some agents will fill their schedules quickly, so register for your appointments early. You may submit to as many readers (agents) as you like.
- Mail the first 5 pages of your manuscript. Be sure to allow for transit time as the deadline for pages to be received is May 19. If you have chosen multiple readers, you must include a copy for each reader, as well as an additional copy for the conference. For example: if you have chosen three readers, you will mail four copies of your manuscript. You may include a cover letter to each specific agent and brief synopsis, if you wish. The address to send all your copies is:
Santa Barbara Writers Conference
27 West Anapamu Street, Suite 305
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
- Once you check into the conference on June 17, we will give you the details of the meeting arrangements. Your agents or editors will have read the pages before you meet and will come prepared to talk about your writing. This is a one-on-one meeting for 10 minutes, a chance for you to get personal feedback from an agent or editor. All meetings will take place Tuesday, June 19.
The cost for each submission will be $45, and we will be open for agent appointment registration on February 27. Click the live link in the box at the upper right corner of this page to register. Once you have signed up with an agent, there will be no refunds given for any reason, so please consider your choices carefully.
Advance Submission Readers
Agent appointments will be scheduled on June 19, 2018
This Year's Agents
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