A one-on-one, thirty-minute session will be scheduled for you, to take place on Saturday, November 4, sometime between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, or on Sunday, November 5, between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.
Please don’t expect a Manuscript Mart session to lead directly to publication. 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, OCTOBER 20.
Submit two copies of no more than twenty double-spaced, single-sided, sequential pages of your fiction or nonfiction manuscript, each copy accompanied by a one-page query letter. (For more information on query letters, please visit www.janefriedman.com/query-letters.)
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.
North Carolina Writers’ Network
Fall Conference Manuscript Mart
PO Box 21591
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
- Two copies of manuscript and query;
- Manuscript Mart cover sheet;
- Check, made out to NCWN, to cover the Manuscript Mart fee ($175);
- A separate check to cover all other conference fees, if you are registering for the conference through the mail;
- A readiness to learn from a publishing professional, not to sign a book deal on the spot.
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.