Virtual Event | Friday, November 3, 2023

In lieu of our annual event held in North Carolina, we’re hosting a free one-day event. All are welcome.

Replay links will be sent to all registrants as soon as they are ready!

Event Schedule

All times listed are in the Eastern time zone.


Friday, Nov


10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome and introductions

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM: “After the Contract”

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM: Break

11:05 AM – 11:50 AM: 3 Pillars of Marketing [for all genres]

11:50 AM – 11:55 AM: Break

11:55 AM – 12:25 PM: 3 Best Practices for Fiction Writers

12:25 PM – 12:30 PM: Break

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: 3 Best Practices for Adult & KidLit Nonfiction Writers

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM: Break

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM: Agent Q&A

1:50 PM – 1:55 PM: Break

1:55 PM – 2:40 PM: Create a Simple Marketing Campaign

2:40 PM – 2:45 PM: Break

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Closing remarks and Q&A

3:00 PM – 3:05 PM: Break

3:05 – 3:35: VIP After Hours with Club Members, Patrons, & Clients

Workshop Descriptions

3 Pillars of Marketing
(for all genres)

Our session on marketing will be hosted by social media influencer Dadventurer61, also known as Cyle Young. With his expertise in leveraging social media, Cyle will share how utilizing their three pillars of marketing can help authors reach out to their potential readers

“After the Contract”

What happens after you sign a book contract? Literary agents Cyle Young and Bethany Jett will provide an insider’s view of the post-contract phase. From editing and proofreading to marketing and distribution, they will give you a comprehensive understanding of the processes that follow the signing of a book contract.

3 Best Practices for Fiction Writers

CBA Bestselling Novelist Johnnie Alexander is an established figure in the literary world, known for her captivating storytelling and complex character development. She will share the top three practices that every fiction writer should adopt to craft compelling narratives with solid openings, well-developed tropes, and satisfying endings.

3 Best Practices for Adult & KidLit Nonfiction Writers

Award-winning author Julie Lavender will guide us through the best practices for nonfiction writers, both in the adult and child literature genres. As an experienced author, Julie’s insights into the world of nonfiction writing will be invaluable for anyone looking to inform, educate, and inspire readers with their work.

Ask an Agent

Have questions about the publishing industry? Get them answered in our Agent Q&A session, again with literary agents Cyle Young and Bethany Jett. They will address all your queries about literary agents’ role, the publishing process, and how to make your work stand out in the competitive literary market.

Create a Simple Marketing Campaign

Understanding how to market your book effectively is crucial for any author. In this session, literary agent Bethany Jett will delve into the basics of marketing strategy, helping you understand how to create a strong presence in the market, engage with your readers, and get your book into the hands of as many people as possible.

VIP After Hours

Open to C.Y.L.E. clients and SW Club & Patreon members.

Finally, we have an exclusive session for our club and Patreon members. Join literary agents Cyle Young and Bethany Jett in our VIP After Hours session, where they will share industry secrets, discuss advanced writing and marketing strategies, and provide personalized advice to help you reach your writing and publishing goals.