Longtime literary agent Chip MacGregor has represented nearly a thousand books, and each one was sold to the publisher based on a strong proposal. In this fun, information-packed workshop, we’ll explore the big picture of a proposal (What is the purpose of a proposal? What is the publisher looking for?), then we’ll get into the nitty-gritty details of what goes into a strong fiction or nonfiction proposal. Finally, we’ll explore what makes one proposal stand out from the crowd. Chip will also spend some time talking about how to pitch your work, and will leave time for you to ask your questions about the process.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 20th, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
Tuition is $30. Click here to register.
Chip MacGregor is the president of MacGregor LIterary, Inc., a full-service literary agency that works with authors around the country. Chip has been working in the publishing industry for nearly four decades, and made his living as a freelance writer and editor for several years. He is the author of numerous books, including a couple of bestselling nonfiction titles, and formerly served as a publisher with Time-Warner Book Group. He began working as an agent eighteen years ago, and has represented nearly a thousand titles. The authors he represents have won numerous writing awards, and their books have been on all the bestseller lists — New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Amazon, etc. Ten years ago he began his own literary agency, and over the past several years he has consistently been one of the busiest literary agents in the United States. He works with both fiction and nonfiction titles. Chip has an undergraduate degree from Portland State University, a master’s from Biola University, did doctoral work at the University of Oregon, and post-doc work at Oxford University. A well-known speaker at writing conferences and via online writing sites, he lives on the Oregon coast.