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About Our Sponsors

Agent Query accepts sponsorship from companies and organizations who provide beneficial services to writers such as manuscript editing, career consulting, networking opportunities, and writing classes, workshops, and conferences. If you would like more information about how to become an AQ sponsor, please email us.

Algonkian Novel Workshops
The goal of Algonkian is to provide writers of all genres with the craft skills, connections, and market knowledge they need to effectively compete in today's fiercely competitive literary market. We provide a series of reality checks, both in terms of written exercises and interactive sessions with professional editors and agents. We also require every writer in our shops develop a realistic plan to get their novel or fiction manuscript published. For more information, see our FAQ at

Backspace: The Writer's Place
Backspace is an online writers organization with over 1,300 members in a dozen countries. A third of their members are agented and published, and include nearly a dozen New York Times best-selling authors. Their annual Backspace Writers Conference (May 26-28, 2011) brings together literary agents, acquisitions editors, best-selling authors, and publishing professionals for a three-day program of workshops, panels, and networking in the heart of the publishing world. The event kicks-off with their always-sold-out Agent-Author Day (May 26th) with over 30 top literary agents participating. The Backspace Agent-Author Day (November 3-4, 2011 in NYC) brings together over 25 top literary agents for panels and workshops providing authors an opportunity to have their query letters and opening pages critiqued by literary agents in a small-group, genre-specific format (attendance is limited).

The Editorial Department:
Now celebrating 26 years in the service of writers worldwide.
Founded by former William Morrow senior editor Renni Browne, our firm is dedicated to helping writers of full-length fiction and nonfiction turn promising manuscripts into salable properties. What sets us apart from others is our high rate of success with first fiction, our policy against taking on work that we feel shows little promise, and the assistance we offer our un-agented authors in finding literary representation. We cannot guarantee writers publication as a result of working with us, but we can dramatically improve their odds. Authors’ Services include: manuscript evaluation & consultation, proofreading, copyediting, line editing, ghost writing & collaboration, synopsis & book proposal preparation, writers’ workshops & seminars, a free writers’ e-zine, and a fiction-writing e-course. Contact info: The Editorial Department,,
PH: (866) 360-6996

Poets & Writers Magazine
Poets & Writers, Inc., is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. We publish the award-winning journal, Poets & Writers Magazine and support thousands of literary events through our Readings/Workshops program. Learn more at

University of North Florida Writers Conference
The University of North Florida and the Florida Writers Association partner to kick off their three-day conference in Jacksonville, August 5-7, 2011, with a full day of writing workshops. On Saturday, August 7, and Sunday, August 8, writers participate in Critique Workshops in the following categories: General Fiction, General Non-Fiction, YA (Young Adult), Children's Book (Picture and Chapter Books), Memoir/Oral History or Screenwriting. Sunday afternoon's schedule includes a "First Page Panel" and a workshop featuring the UNF Writers Conference Book & Film Deal Connection, an opportunity for attendees to submit their work to agents, book editors and film producers after the conference. Location: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, August 5-7, 201. Let your creative spirit soar!

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