Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 2, 2015

Meet The Editor Evenings


In New York City The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency is hosting small groups of writers to meet one on one with an editor from a major New York publishing house. Join four to seven writers in a small conference room at the agency to hear your work individually critiqued by a top children’s book or adult fiction editor. Author/illustrators, children’s writers, tweens and teen writers, as well as women’s fiction writers, all have a rare chance to get their work in front of an editor.

These intimate evenings provide a venue to have ten pages of your work reviewed (five pages from two manuscripts or ten pages from one), after which you have a chance to make suggested revisions and then submit your manuscript to the editor for a complete review. Although there’s no guarantee that an editor will accept your final manuscript, you will learn something about the way editors approach an author’s work and what it takes to move your book from your desk to an editor’s office. You’ll also see your work from the editor’s point of view and gain insight into improving your writing. Because each evening features a different editor from a wide variety of houses, you’ll have many opportunities to choose the editor and publishing house that could be a good fit for your book. You can attend more than one evening, which is a great way to hear different views of your work.

The cost for one Meet The Editor Evening is $125. Meet The Editor Evenings are kept to no more than seven writers at a time to ensure that every attendee gets personal attention. For a list of upcoming evenings and to sign up for a Meet The Editor Evening, please email Jennifer at We hope to see you and your manuscript soon!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. This sounds cool!


  2. Not a bad price for someone looking for expert opinion and some one on one attention. Thanks for sharing this Kathy!


  3. Wow. What a unique opportunity!!!


  4. Wow, that sounds like a great experience!


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