Querying Agents: Novels

Jennifer Mattox

Jennifer Hester Mattox is the Carnegie Center’s Development Director and has 20 years of professional writing experience in fundraising, marketing, and journalism.  In addition to teaching writing seminars in Central Kentucky libraries, a bookstore, and the Carnegie Center, she coordinates the Kentucky Great Writers series and serves on the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Committee and the Kentucky Book Fair Author Selection Task Force. A two-time Kentucky Foundation for Women artist enrichment grantee, she is a featured artist on Art of the Rural’s “PlaceStories” website. Her 2012 NaNoWriMo novel, THE JANE AUSTEN EXPERIMENT, landed her a literary agent with the John Hawkins & Associates literary agency.


  • Venue:
    The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Meets On:
        Thursday, April 20
  • Address:
    251 West Second Street
    Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
    United States
  • Cost:
    $30

With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you want to publish traditionally once you’ve finished writing and revising your novel, you need to secure a literary agent first. Learn the process for seeking a literary agent, from beginning to end: where to find agents, the formula for writing a query letter, what may be required in your submission package, how to keep track of query submissions, and the proper etiquette for interacting with agents. Though your novel must be complete before you submit to literary agents, you do not need to be finished in order to attend this seminar. [INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED]

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