August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

3 Pages Can Change Your Life

In the exciting panel, you will learn the behind-the-scenes secrets to writing and publishing a splashy short essay that will get the attention of the best literary agents and book editors. This technique is how the moderator, New York Times bestselling author Susan Shapiro, has sold 12 books (to Random House, Penguin and St. Martins Press) and has also helped 150 of her students get book deals (with advances ranging from $5000 to $500,000.) Panelists include Shapiro’s agent, top editors from the New York Times, Tin House, Simon & Schuster and Beacon Press and a student whose NY Times piece led to literary representation and editors calling her.

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