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Meet agent Dawn Frederick at this year’s conference!

August 22, 2013

Do you Write Biography, Creative Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, History, Humor, Pop Culture, Women’s Narratives, or YA/Middle Grade? Well Then, Meet Dawn Frederick

If you write any of these genres, we invite you to make an appointment with literary agent Dawn Michelle Frederick at October’s “Greatest Writers Conference on Earth” sponsored by FWA.

Dawn is looking for Biography—historical, media-related, political (no personal memoirs); creative nonfiction (smart, with noticeable platform, highly commercial); graphic novels (no manga, please); history that will engage the commercial reader; humor; pop culture; social issues/current affairs (women’s studies, GLTB studies, social sciences, and more); sports (less mainstream, more extreme sport, ex. Roller Derby)women’s narratives (chick lit nonfiction, Latina, African-American, and more); Young Adult (fiction, nonfiction); middle grade (fiction, nonfiction).

Dawn is the owner and literary agent of Red Sofa Literary, based in the Twin Cities. Previously an agent with Sebastian Literary Agency, Dawn brings a broad knowledge of the book business to the table, with multiple years of experience as a bookseller in the independent, chain, and specialty stores.

Red Sofa Literary was listed as one the 101 Best Websites for Writers in 2012. Additionally, Dawn is also a co-founder of the MN Publishing Tweet Up, a networking group comprised of writers and publishers, now completing its second year of bringing publishers and writers together over happy hours and at special bookstore events.

At the conference, Dawn will also offer a workshop on how to network and sell your book, and she’ll be a panelist on the Agent and Publishers Panel.

Nervous about pitching? Learn the secrets for pitching work to Dawn and the other agents and publishers at a special three-hour pre-conference workshop for writers of all genres conducted Thursday, October 17, by Chantelle Osman at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. Chantelle will also be available by appointment during the conference to work with you one-on-one. See the FWA website for more information and to register.

“The Greatest Writers Conference on Earth” will be held October 18-20, 2013, at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. See the FWA website,, to learn more, to register, and to make your agent appointments. Also check out the full set of FAQs. Questions? Contact

By the way, did you know you can do everything online, even get your special FWA hotel rates?



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