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Manuscript Mart

Manuscript Mart provides writers with the opportunity to submit their manuscripts and get feedback from an editor or agent with a leading publisher or literary agency.

A one-on-one, thirty-minute session will be scheduled for you, to take place on Saturday, November 19, sometime between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, or on Sunday, November 20, between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.

Please note, a Manuscript Mart session can lead directly to publication—but don’t expect it to do so. Think of it, instead, as a learning opportunity, and you’ll get more out of it.

Manuscript Mart sessions are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. YOUR MANUSCRIPT MART REGISTRATION, WITH MANUSCRIPT AND PAYMENT ENCLOSED, MUST REACH THE NETWORK BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4.

Guidelines

Submit two copies of no more than twenty double-spaced, single-sided, sequential pages of your fiction or nonfiction manuscript, along with two copies of a one-page query or synopsis. Make sure your name is on each page of your manuscript, and number those pages. For best results, submit the opening pages of your manuscript.

All submissions must be double-spaced, in twelve-point Times New Roman font, printed on one side only of 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, with one-inch margins.

You must be registered for the conference for your Manuscript Mart session to be scheduled.

Download and print the Manuscript Mart cover sheet, which you may also download from the online Registration Form at www.ncwriters.org. Mail it with two hard copies of your submission to:

North Carolina Writers’ Network
Fall Conference Manuscript Mart
PO Box 21591
Winston-Salem, NC 27120

Checklist:

  • Two copies of manuscript and query or synopsis;
  • Manuscript Mart cover sheet;
  • Check to cover Manuscript Mart ($175);
  • A separate check to cover all other conference fees, if you are registering for the conference through the mail.

NOTE: If Manuscript Mart is full, your check will be returned to you.

Manuscript Mart Reviewers

From the names below, select your first, second, and third choice on your registration form. We will try to accommodate your first choice; if we cannot, we will select an appropriate editor or agent for you. The name of your assigned agent or editor, as well as the time and location of your session, will be included in the packet you will receive at the conference registration table.

KaToya Ellis Fleming, Lookout Books

Zoe Aline Howard, Howland Literary

Mary Alice Stewart, The Shipman Agency

Pam Van Dyk, Regal House Publishing