How to Acquire a Literary Agent

Writer's Workshop
Wed, May 3, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Are you an author with a finished book but are unsure of the next steps to take in acquiring literary representation?

Join us to learn a standard process of identifying and querying agents and also what to expect from the author-agent relationship.

About the presenter: John Milas grew up in Champaign, Illinois, and earned a BA in creative writing from the University of Illinois. He ventured out of Champaign to serve in the Marine Corps and subsequently earned his Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing under the guidance of his thesis director, Roxane Gay. His debut novel, The Militia House, was acquired by Henry Holt for publication, and he is currently at work on a collection of stories. His short fiction has appeared in publications such as The Southhampton Review, XRAY Literary Magazine, and Superstition Review. Find him online at

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Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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