Iodine Literary Conference ~
Bringing the publishers to the writers ~ Beaufort, SC
2007 Participating Presses and Agents
Firebrand Literary, New York
Press 53, Winston-Salem
The Paper Journey, Wake Forest
Novello Festival Press, Charlotte
Sullivan Maxx Agency, St. Simons Island
Bob Mayer author of the Novel Writer's Toolkit
Iodine Literary Conference is a component of Iodine Literary Projects
Thank you to the 78 writers, 7 literary agent/press representatives, and all the sponsors who participated in Iodine January 2007. Writers from South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and even Iowa converged in downtown Beaufort to get feedback on their work and prepare for publication. ~ Many novel-writers' questions were answered by Nadia Cornier of Firebrand Literary Agency during a day-long bootcamp session, sponsored by Four Winds Gallery. ~ Firehouse Books was packed for readings, where writers chatted with agents, including Oliver Munson, who was vacationing here from his job with Blake Friedman Literary Agency in London. ~ Readers at Firehouse included Jan Pringle, Janet Carr Hull, Terry Daise, James McRight, Teresa Bruce, Tracye Faulkner, and Renee Sutton ~ Writers also met with agents and press representatives for one-on-one critique sessions. This group of writers included the full range of experience and genres: Kathleen McArthur's memoir of Afghanistan was broadcast worldwide by Voice of America, Denise James is working on her master's at the College of Charleston and writing a few short stories, and  members of the Island Writers Network, are compiling an anthology about Hilton Head. ~  Nadia Cornier, Holly McLure of Sullivan Maxx agency, Wanda Mukherjee of the Paper Journey Press, and Kevin Watson and Sheryl Monks of Press 53, Bob Mayer, author of Don't Look Down, and Betsy Thorpe of Novello Festival Press all provided feedback on the query letters, synopses, and 25-page samples that writers had submitted in advance. ~ These interesting and productive conversations were hosted by the Elliot House, Firehouse, The Gallery, and the Cuthbert House Inn. One meeting of two agents and five writers went on for two hours at Four Winds Cafe. ~ At least five writers participating in Iodine have been asked to send more of their work for consideration. 
the Iodine Literary Conference was funded through a grant from the Arts Council of Beaufort County with funds from the City of Beaufort and SC Arts Commission through the NEA. Additional funding is from the John & Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.
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