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July 3, 2015

What Do Agents and Publishers Really Want? – Free public event

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 1:43 pm


I’m going to speak in Claremont, CA July 10th at 6:30PM. Hosted by Coffee House Writers Group​, the talk is titled, What Do Agents and Publishers Really Want? Here’s the promo:


Elaine Ash leads this illuminating workshop that gives insight into how literary agents and publishers select material and talent. What is the first thing an agent does after reading a query? (The answer may surprise you.) Why is it critical that proofreading and grammar are ignored until a story is “locked?” (Reeealllly surprising answer!) What are the pros and cons of writers’ groups and how do you get the best out of them?

Elaine Ash edits, ghostwrites, and produces books for a living. She has signed book deals with four different publishers and
writes crime and horror under the pen-name “Anonymous-9.” Thirty-one thousand copies of her series debut novel HARD BITE sold in April, 2015. Elaine was Editor at Large for Beat to a Pulp e-zine and published many names that have gone on to fame (or were already famous) in the book world such as Hilary Davidson, Chris F. Holm, Charles Ardai, Ed Gorman, Robert Randisi, and many more,.

Elaine Tiny headBuddhamouse

134 Yale Avenue, Claremont, CA

If it’s after 6:30pm, the Buddhamouse front door will be locked, please go around the building to the back door.


  1. Reblogged this on sweatingthewriting.

    Comment by Martin Peltz — July 3, 2015 @ 11:04 pm

  2. Would like to be there, but can’t make it. Break a leg, Elaine.

    Comment by Oscar Case — July 5, 2015 @ 9:51 am

  3. Reblogged this on Crime Writer's Consultations.

    Comment by Sgt. Derek Pacifico — July 5, 2015 @ 10:51 am

  4. Reblogged this on Writing For Writers and commented:
    Going to be a great event…and super helpful!
    Go if you can Friday night!

    Comment by Lisa Ciarfella — July 5, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

  5. Lookin good Elaine!

    Comment by Lisa Ciarfella — July 5, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

  6. Thank you Martin, Sgt. Pacifico and Lisa. Much appreciated! Oscar, I would like nothing better than if you could make it. Guess I’ll have to come to your area, right? 🙂

    Comment by ashedit — July 8, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

  7. So unbelievable and so great!!!!
    So happy for you Elaine!!!!

    Comment by Lisa Ciarfella — July 11, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

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