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THURSDAY MONTHLY MEETING


Lit-Agent Jennifer Chen Tran

Do you want to pitch your book?

Jennifer says your pitch must be between 2 to 3-minutes, and can either be written out and read, or pitch from memory. You may also submit a query letter and she will email it back with comments.


Even if Jennifer isn't looking for what you're writing, she can still listen to your pitch, and give feedback.  She might also be able to refer you to another agent at Bradford, or elsewhere, who handles what you write.

President Michelle would like an RSVP to normathornton@yahoo.com no later than 12Midnight, Wed. 13 Nov,  if you’re planning to participate with a pitch, so she can schedule everyone.  Pitches will be scheduled first-come-first-serve.

President Michelle would like an RSVP to normathornton@yahoo.com no later than 12Midnight, Wed. 13 Nov,  if you’re planning to participate with a pitch, so she can schedule everyone.  

Those not sending an RSVP to me at normathornton@yahoo.com may still show up with a pitch and query, and take a chance on being included. 


    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:30 PM 

     

    Denny's private dining room, 3520 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA  

    (at Watt Ave & I-80/Auburn Blvd) 

      Meetings are open to the public. Regular attendees will be asked to become members.

    Attendees are not required to purchase food or beverages.

    You're welcome to come a little early and eat, or eat during the meeting.

    Second Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Upcoming 2019 date: December 12

     

    NOVEMBER SPEAKER, AGENT JENNIFER CHEN TRAN Jennifer Chen Tran is an agent at Bradford Literary, joining in September 2017. She represents both fiction and non-fiction. Originally from New York, Jennifer is a lifelong reader and experienced member of the publishing industry. Prior to joining Bradford Literary, she was an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary and served as Counsel at The New Press. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, MA, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.

    Jennifer understands the importance of negotiation in securing rights on behalf of her authors. She counsels her clients on how to expand their platforms, improve on craft, and works collaboratively with her clients throughout the editorial and publication process. Her ultimate goal is to work in concert with authors to shape books that will have a positive social impact on the world— books that also inform and entertain.

    Select titles that Jennifer has represented: I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER by Cori Salchert (Barbour/ Shiloh Run Press); BREAKING UP & BOUNCING BACK by Samantha Burns (Dover/ Ixia Press); THE ART OF ESCAPING by Erin Callahan (Amberjack); MATCH MADE IN MANHATTAN by Amanda Stauffer (Skyhorse); A CROWDFUNDER’S STRATEGY GUIDE by Jamey Stegmaier (Berrett-Koehler).

    Jennifer is very interested in diverse writers and #ownvoices from underrepresented/ marginalized communities, strong and conflicted characters who are not afraid to take emotional risks, stories about multi-generational conflict, war and post-war fiction, and writing with a developed sense of place. In non-fiction, she loves books that broaden her world view or shed new light on ‘big ideas.’

    In short, Jennifer is looking for: • Fiction: • Women’s Fiction (Contemporary, Upmarket, Literary) • Select Young Adult (must have distinct voice) • Select Middle Grade • Graphic novels and visually-driven projects • Non-Fiction, particularly in the areas of: • Narrative non-fiction (biography, current affairs, medical, investigative journalism, history, how-to, music, pop-culture, travel) • Cookbooks & culinary projects • Lifestyle (home, design, beauty, fashion) • Business Books (social entrepreneurship, female and/or minority-led businesses, and innovation) • Select memoir with an established platform • Parenting • Relationships and Psychology • Mind, body, spirit

    Jennifer is NOT looking for: • Children’s picture books • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy • Westerns • Erotica • Poetry • Screenplays Jennifer Chen Tran, Literary Agent, Bradford Literary (516) 350-1653 * @jenchentran


        

      Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Lunch Monthly Meeting



      NO GUEST SPEAKER ~ Just chit chat & other fun &/or informative, but mundane writing stuff ~ plus lots of talk about both Anthologies.

      Email will be sent a few days to a week prior to EACH WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME meeting, asking for an RSVP if you plan to attend. If we don’t receive the minimum amount required another Email will be sent, notifying that the meeting has been canceled. PLEASE SEND AN RSVP EMAIL to normathornton@yahoo.com if you plan to attend this month’s NOON meeting. Thank you. It’s either this or stop the Wed. meetings.


      Denny's private dining room 3520 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA

      (at Watt Ave & I-80/Auburn Blvd)



       



       



      Q&A for all things related to publishing and writing

      Buy lunch if you wish or just come and hang out. 


      Always the 3rd Wednesday of the month


      Upcoming 2019: December 18


      Member of the Month

      Members only: Share your advice or experience with the group. Apply to give a six-minute presentation at a future NCPA monthly meeting.


       

      SAVE THE DATES 


      Thursday, November 14, 2019 ~
      6:30-8:30 PM 

      Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Noon



      All meetings held at Denny's

      Upcoming events

      No events available.

      Past events

      14 Apr 2019 25th annual NCPA Book Awards Banquet & Gala
      19 Dec 2018 Tentative Annual Book Display
      15 Dec 2018 Author Showcase
      13 Dec 2018 Annual Book Display
      08 Dec 2018 NCPA Library Event: Local authors showcase El Dorado Library
      13 Oct 2018 Workshop: "Navigating The Publishing Maze, Self-Publishing 101"
      16 Jun 2018 NCPA Library Event: Local authors showcase Georgetown, CA
      17 May 2018 Publishing / Book design seminar by Barry Schoenborn (Willow Valley Press)
      16 May 2018 Publishing / Book design seminar by Barry Schoenborn (Willow Valley Press)
      12 May 2018 NCPA Library Event: Local authors showcase Elk Grove
      28 Apr 2018 NCPA Library Event: Local authors showcase Rancho Cordova
      22 Apr 2018 27th annual NCPA Book Awards Banquet & Gala
      06 Apr 2018 IBPA Publishing University
      22 Mar 2018 Left Coast Crime
      17 Jan 2018 Monthly Lunchtime Open Discussion Meeting
      11 Jan 2018 Monthly Evening Speaker/Dinner Meeting
      23 Apr 2017 26th annual NCPA Book Awards Banquet & Gala
      15 Feb 2017 Monthly Lunchtime Open Discussion Meeting
      15 Feb 2017 Book awards entry DEADLINE
      12 Jan 2017 Monthly Evening Speaker/Dinner Meeting
      18 May 2016 Monthly Lunchtime Open Discussion Meeting
      12 May 2016 Monthly Evening Speaker/Dinner Meeting
      24 Apr 2016 Annual Awards Banquet
      10 Mar 2016 Monthly meeting
      15 Feb 2016 Deadline to submit books for 2016 NCPA Book Awards
      11 Feb 2016 Monthly meeting
      19 Jan 2016 NCPA Anthology book launch party
      14 Jan 2016 Monthly meeting
      12 Dec 2015 Monthly meeting
      30 Nov 2015 Deadline to apply for IBPA PubU Affiliate Scholarship
      14 Nov 2015 Monthly meeting
      10 Oct 2015 Monthly meeting
      12 Sep 2015 Monthly meeting


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