Advocating for Yourself: Offers of Publication and Contracts 101

Mar 04, 2024

Online event

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Gallt and Zacker Literary Agent Erin Casey Westin covers the most important things to understand and advocate for when negotiating an offer of publication and a contract. Whether you have an agent or not, knowing what is standard, where you can ask for improvements, and what might be missing from a contract is empowering and keeps you protected. Come learn the basics you need to enter negotiations with a publisher with confidence. The presentation will be recorded and the recording link provided for 30 days to all participants who have registered prior to the event. Registration Closes February 26th

Erin's Bio

Erin was born and raised in New Jersey but now lives in Minneapolis, MN. She studied Creative Writing at Hamilton College where she also played DIII volleyball and club ultimate frisbee. After graduation, she joined Gallt and Zacker Literary agency (then Nancy Gallt Literary Agency) as an intern and has since worked her way up to associate agent. Erin is open to all kid lit age groups, from picture books through YA, and is particularly drawn to work that shows the author’s world- and character-building ability. She also wants to see authentic, thoughtful representations of all people so that every kid can find a book that speaks to them.