Monday, May 7, 2012

Want to get published? Check out Two Editors and a Comma

Writing a book isn't easy. Finding an agent or publisher can be even harder.

Now, two Charlotte women with extensive publishing backgrounds are offering workshops to teach writers how to get the attention of agents and editors.

Carin Siegfried and Betsy Thorpe have both worked for New York publishing houses, including St. Martin's Press and Random House. Thorpe also partnered with Charlotte's Charla Muller on "365 Nights," Muller's memoir about the unusual gift she gave her husband for his 40th birthday -- sex every day for a year. The book captured international attention.

Siegfried and Thorpe call their new endeavor Two Editors and a Comma. Don't you love the name? They'll hold their first workshop, "Getting Your Foot in the Door: New York Editors Tell All on How to Get a Publishing Deal," from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 12.

Topics they'll cover include writing a query letter and author bio, developing a marketing plan and researching and landing an agent. They'll also provide individual critiques of participant's first 500 words. Cost is $250.

Advance registration is required. For more information and location: or 704 608-6559.


Nancy Peske said...

Having worked with Betsy Thorpe when she was an acquisitions editor at a Big 6 publisher, I am sure this workshop will be absolutely excellent!