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Friday, April 5 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
4L: Hey! Help! What’s the Difference Between Middle-Grade, Young Adult, and Adult with a Young Protagonist?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’ve ever tried writing a child or teenager point of view, you may have heard people in your workshops stumble to categorize it. Who is this targeted towards? they might ask. What’s your audience? Kids? Teens? Adults? Sometimes even you aren’t sure; it’s just the thing you’re called to write. That’s great, for a while, but once you start thinking about agents or publishing you need to know the audience your book is meant for. It’s a more complicated question that you might think, but there are some rules to this game. Together, we’ll look at some published examples across the three categories to see what distinguishes them, and help you work towards committing to one shelf over the other in your own work. There will be a discussion and time for a Q&A.

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Katie Grimm

Literary Agent, Don Congdon Associates
Katie Grimm started as the assistant for Don Congdon Associates in 2007, and she currently maintains her own list of writers as well as handling several agency Estates. In Adult, she focuses on Literary and Upmarket Fiction – be it voicey, historical, mysterious or speculative... Read More →
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Annie Hartnett

Annie Hartnett's debut novel Rabbit Cake was published in 2017, and was a finalist for the New England Book Award, longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, and shortlisted for Crook's Corner Book Prize. Hartnett was the 2013-14 writer in residence for the Associates... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor