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BCX Creative Writing Boot Camp Extreme

Advance Submission Masters ProCritique™ Program with Literary Agents, Scouting Agents, and Publishers

Our Masters ProCritique program is a popular, cost-effective way to receive on-on-one constructive, professional feedback on your manuscript and improve your chances for publication and success. An esteemed group of veteran literary agents will appear at the BCX Writers Conference.Details and Learn more here ...All are looking for fresh talent with polished manuscripts.
(There is a reading / consultation fee per submission)

While most participate on speaker panels and are available by appointment at the free pitch sessions, not all participate in the Advanced Submission Masters ProCritique™ Program .Please read each bio carefully to find the best agent/publisher for your work before applying.This is NOT a speed dating program.Attendees may apply each day at the 1-on-1 Desk, noting that space is limited by the availability schedule of each agent, and the appointment calendar may be full after the first day.Details and Learn more here ...  Yes, WC2 conference attendees have signed with literary agents and earned publishing deals. (There is NO fee per pitch meeting)

HSAmy Sterling Casil  Inspired by a lifelong love of nature, endless curiosity, and a belief in wonderful things, Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee and recipient of other awards and recognition for her short science fiction and fantasy, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is the author of 26 nonfiction books, over a hundred short stories, primarily science fiction and fantasy, two fiction and poetry collections, and three novels. She lives in Aliso Viejo, California with her daughter Meredith and a Jack Russell Terrier named Gambit.

Amy is the founder of Pacific Human Capital, a founding member and treasurer of Book View Café author cooperative and former treasurer of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and teaches writing and composition at Saddleback College, after receiving her MFA from Chapman University in 1999. She is engaged in a new publishing company for the 21st century, Chameleon Publishing. Areas of Interest...

For the Masters ProCritique, please submit your query letter along with your first 20 pages and she will review your work, critiquing on what works and what does not in your query letter and sample pages.

Whitney Davis for GLAWS Whitney Davis is the CEO of Whitney Davis Literary, a boutique literary management firm for novelists and screenwriters. After receiving her BA in literature, she moved to Los Angeles where she started out as a TV writer, getting signed to the William Morris Agency at the age of 26. During the writers strike, Whitney started to do script consulting and developmental story editing for aspiring writers.

Whitney has worked with award winning novelists and screenwriters over the past 8 years. In 2015, Whitney started her own management firm and is actively building her client list. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Dallas.

Ms. Davis will read and critique up to 25 pages and meet to review with you at the conference. Please include a 1-2 page synopsis or a 1-page query letter.

hsPaul S. Levine has over 1,600 editors in his database to whom he has sold over 150 fiction and Nonfiction books. As an entertainment lawyer, Levine has written the legal contracts for several books adapted as movies-for-television. With over a quarter of a century of experience in the entertainment and book industries, Levine is one of the few lawyers on the West coast who also understands the world of book publishing; as such, he is able to act as both literary agent and publishing attorney for his clients.

Highly aware of market trends and editors’ preferences, Mr. Levine limits himself to representing projects that he believes in and feels certain he can sell.

For Masters ProCritiques, Mr. Levine will read and critique: General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Reference, Biography, Computers / Technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, African-American, Science, Memoirs, Autobiographies, Narrative Nonfiction.

Please submit the first chapter of 10 - 20 pages with a synopsis of the story or concept. He will meet with you at the conference and discuss his review during a personal meeting.

hs Steven Hutson

Steve’s agency (WordWise Media Services) was established in 2011. He is a native of Los Angeles, a child of the sixties, and a storyteller almost from birth. In the course of his career he has coached and mentored hundreds of aspiring writers. He’s always open to new authors who are willing to treat their work like the business it is, and participate in their own success.

After several years of freelance editing and directing a writers’ conference, he branched out as a literary agent. He has placed his clients’ works with Dutton, Thomas Nelson, Praeger, Tyndale, Potomac, David C. Cook, Writer’s Digest Books, and others.

Several clients have won prestigious awards for their works, including a RITA award (Romance Writers of America). He speaks frequently at writers’ events, writes an eclectic blog, and serves on the Board of Trustees for his local public library.

For the Masters Pro Critique, Steve can handle a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children. Spiritual themes are a favorite.

Steve will accept up to 20 submissions. Send the first 20 pages of your manuscript, a one-paragraph synopsis, and an email address in case he needs to contact you. With this, he can evaluate your work both for its literary merit and its market potential. Bring your questions and your tough skin, and Steve can point you in the right direction.


Toni Robino is a talent scout, connecting writers with established literary agents who are good matches for their projects. She also teaches writers how to craft compelling synopses and powerful pitch packages, increasing their likelihood of representation.

In the literary marketplace, her company Windword, brings books to fruition by working with major publishing houses and independent publishers. Credits include New York Times bestsellers and groundbreaking titles such as The Male Brain: A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think, by Louanne Brizendine, MD; 100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species, by Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet, MSNBC and the Discovery Channel; and Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits, by Kit DesLauriers.

For the Master ProCritiques, I'll provide an annotated developmental edit (using the Microsoft Word tracking tool). I'll address content, clarity, rhythm, flow, description, dialogue. I'll provide examples of how to rework finer details of sentence structure to make writing more active and engaging, but will not be line editing. I will point out everything the writers do well. :-) 
Apply now for Editor's Advance Submission ProCritique...

Megan Close Zavala at WC2 Megan Close Zavala  is a literary agent at Keller Media. Her passion lies not only in getting great books published, but in working closely with the authors who write them. Nothing is more exciting than a great new idea or story!

A bibliophile for as long as she can remember, Megan has found her dream job working in the world of publishing.  Prior to her agenting career, Megan read, reviewed, edited, rejected and selected thousands of book and script projects for agencies, film companies and publishing companies.  She uses her background in entertainment and legal affairs in negotiating the best deals for her clients and in helping them think outside of the box.

Megan is interested in working with both debut and previously published authors and enjoys forming long-lasting collaborations with them.  She looks forward to meeting talented writers who are offering something new and exciting and/or fresh takes on pre-existing subject matter.  She specializes in nonfiction, and is currently most interested in the following genres: Self-Help, Relationships, Pop Culture, Pop Psychology, Parenting, Management, Career, Entrepreneurship, Business, and Personal Finance.  (She is not accepting fiction submissions at this time.)

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