How to Get a Literary Agent and Get Published

*Workshop and Critique*

with Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner

Saturday, February 11, 2017

9:00 AM – Noon

Serrano’s Coffee, 625 CO-105, Monument, CO 80132

*Limited to 12 writers*

*Critique of one page included*

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Are You on the Path to Publishing?

For many, the first step in this path is getting an agent. The workshop begins by explaining exactly what agents do, and who needs an agent and why. You’ll learn how to decide whether you need an agent, how to research literary agents, and how to determine the right agent for you. We’ll discuss how to query an agent and how to impress them. Finally, we’ll talk about how to do your part in building and maintaining a successful long-term relationship with an agent to reach your goal of getting and staying published. We will dispel the mystique surrounding agents and help you make the best decision for your publishing career.


  • How to understand whether your work has commercial appeal.
  • Whether you need a literary agent or not.
  • How to research literary agents.
  • The do’s and don’ts of query letters.
  • The three-tiered approach agents & editors use to make decisions.
  • Top reasons for agent & publisher rejections.
  • How to choose the agent who’s right for you.
  • What to expect from a good agent.

Special Bonus Critique!

Each workshop participant will submit a single page of work, one week prior to the workshop. This can be a query letter, or a page from your manuscript or proposal. Your work will be critiqued ahead of the workshop, and  a few will be discussed with the group during the workshop.







Does not include refreshments. Serrano’s has a full selection of coffees, teas, and pastries, along with breakfast and lunch selections. Please arrive early to purchase your food and drink.


How to register:

CLICK HERE and fill out the contact form with your name and email address. In the subject line, put “JANUARY WORKSHOP.” In the message box, tell me what kind of writing you are doing (fiction, non-fiction, and genre), and let me know of any questions you particularly want answered during the workshop. You can also feel free to ask me any questions about the workshop itself.

ONCE I RECEIVE YOUR SIGN-UP, you’ll receive an invoice from PayPal, which must be paid by January 9th.






Click here to learn more about
agent Rachelle Gardner.