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Agent Day with Natascha Morris

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Date(s) - 05/12/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Latino Cultural Arts Center
2600 Live Oak Street - Dallas, Texas 75204


Join us at the Latino Cultural Arts Center in Dallas for an Agent Day featuring Natascha Morris with BookEnds Literary. Cost is $80 for full day (includes lunch) or $40 for half day.


Full day in person workshop outlined as follows:

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 Registration

9:30  – 11:30 Morning Workshop  – workshop will focus on the basics of submitting a manuscript to an agent including, but not limited to, formatting, common mistakes, do’s and don’ts, how to know when a manuscript is submission ready, and any other topic you feel would benefit workshop attendees

11:30  – 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by SCBWI – NT

12:30 – 2:30 Afternoon Workshop – workshop will  focus on the agent/author relationship including, but not limited to, contracts, what to expect from an agent, what an agent expects from a client, the acquisition process, and any other topic you feel would benefit workshop attendees.

2:30 – 3:00 Q&A


But wait! There’s more! How about a critique opportunities. Ten spots available! Cost is $45. You may submit a full picture book manuscript or 5 pages for a novel.


Natascha spent most of her childhood in a leather chair with her nose in a book. Formerly an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster, her passion for books across genres and her desire to finding amazing talent drove her to make the transition from editorial to literary agent.


Her editorial philosophy stems from the idea that all books should be well written and entertaining.  Some of her authors include Katrina Moore (One Hug Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins 2019), Viviane Elbee (Teach Your Giraffe to Ski Albert Whitman 2018), and Raissa Figueroa (Sophia and Little Star Clear Fork Publishing 2018).

Natascha is primarily looking for picture book, middle grade and young adult manuscripts across most genres, including contemporary, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, historical fiction, and narrative non-fiction. She is also looking for artists that speak to her creatively.


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Full Day Workshop - $80.00

Manuscript Critique - $45.00

Half Day Workshop - $40.00

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Manuscript Critique

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