WCDR Monthly Network Meeting

Upcoming Monthly Network Meeting Speakers…

UP NEXT: Literary agent Amy Tompkins

The Dos and Don’ts of Querying

Literary agent Amy Tompkins knows a thing of two about query letters. She receives hundreds of queries every year and sends out hundreds, too! In this workshop-style session we will look at examples of successful query letters to find out what catches an agent’s eye and increases the chance that a manuscript will be considered. We will also learn strategies for writing an effective elevator pitch so you can answer the question, “What is your book about?” with confidence. And don’t worry, we will leave time at the end to answer all your burning questions during the Q and A.


Amy Tompkins is a senior literary agent and partner at the Transatlantic Agency who has worked in publishing since 2002. She represents both children’s and adult authors and is also the international rights agent for Islandport Press. Amy is a graduate of the Publishing Program at Ryerson University, has an MA in English Language and Literature, and is the secretary of PACLA.

We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Speakers

Every month, we welcome industry professionals as guest speakers for our Monthly Network Meeting. You can always expect to learn something from the writers, agents, and editors who visit the WCDR.

Looking ahead for the 2019/2020 season:

December — Pro Panel: Cryssa Bazos, James Dewar, and Heather Whaley

January — Lisa Wray – Publicity for Authors

February — Blue Pencil Bonanza

March — Cinema Panel