Career Services Web Series

AWP’s online Career Services series presents topics relevant to the job search and careers for writers. Experts in the field of creative writing will cover—
  • Preparing for the Job Market
  • How to Prepare a CV and Cover Letter
  • Non-Traditional Jobs for Creative Writing Graduates
  • What Hiring Committees Want
  • Internships

Prior to each session, AWP solicits your questions on social media and via email so that the presenters can answer your questions. To submit your question, send an email with your full name and Twitter handle (if applicable) to careerservices@awpwriter.org. Some videos are available only to AWP members.

 

Current Session

Writer to Agent Web Series

Episode 4: Query Letters

Presenters: Erin Harris and Jamie Chambliss of Folio Literary Management

In this installment, agents discuss how to carefully research agents and tailor letters to the agents you query. Agents John Cusick and Mike Harriot join to discuss the use of social media and the importance of platform and expertise. (36 minutes)

 


Recent Sessions

  • Writer to Agent Web Series Episode 3: Loglines and Premise

    Presenters: Literary Agent Ruth Pomerance of Folio Literary Management

    In this installment, Literary Agent Ruth Pomerance discusses how to summarize your project effectively to create a compelling “elevator pitch.” (10 minutes)

  • Writer to Agent Web Series Episode 2: Seven Steps to Getting an Agent

    Presenters: Literary Agents Jeff Kleinman and Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management

    In this installment, agents offer points to consider when trying to find an agent to represent your book. They also share a great spreadsheet to track responses while waiting for your “yes.” (21 minutes)

  • Writer to Agent Web Series Episode 1: Agents on Craft

    Presenters: Literary Agents Jeff Kleinman and Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management

    In the first installment of Writer to Agent Web Series, agents from Folio Literary Management talk about genre, character, and voice, and what they look for in a great fiction manuscript. (25 minutes)
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  • The Curriculum Vitae

    Presenter: Cathy Day (http://cathyday.com)

    A curriculum vitae means "the course of my life" in Latin. Cathy Day, a Ball State University professor and the author of two books, will share how to craft a CV that will represent the arc of your professional career.
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  • Making Your Living as a Technical Writer

    Presenter: Woody Lewis

    Why technical writing? Given the entry-level salaries for academic jobs these days, technical writing offers a measure of financial security and opportunities for advancement. MFA grad and tech writer Woody Lewis shares why today's technology industry needs more talented creative writers.
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  • Requesting Recommendation Letters

    Presenter: Cathy Day (http://cathyday.com)

    Letters of recommendation allow employers to understand who you are off the page. Who is telling your story? Cathy Day, a professor at Ball State University and the author of two books, presents advice about requesting LORs in the field of creative writing.
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Web Series Contact

Diane Zinna
301-226-9710
diane@awpwriter.org