Paragraph's monthly series at KGB showcases our members' work. Join us this month for readings by George Black, Cindy Carssow, and Hannah Thurman.
Join our Women Who Submit Literary Works party. You bring your computer, your work, your insecurities, your love of snacks--and we're going to send our work out into the world together. Please RSVP to WWS NYC Chapter Leader Kirsten Major. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL PARAGRAPH MEMBERS
Sylvie Greenberg, an agent at Fletcher and Company, represents literary fiction and general nonfiction, and is looking for strong writing and powerful stories in literary fiction and a wide range of non-fiction topics, including business, science, current affairs, memoir and history.
Share a drink with fellow member, friends of members, and alumni members.
This year, our wonderful, awesome, very fun holiday part will be on the evening of December 15 - make sure to mark it in your calendar, folks!
Paragraph members, come join us at 5pm on September 28m for a roundtable with Chris Clemans!
Chris Clemans is an agent at The Clegg Agency. He received his BA in English from Duke University, where he also minored in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. After a short stint in journalism, he began his career in publishing at William Morris Endeavor, where as an agent trainee with Bill Clegg he worked closely with award-winning writers such as Rivka Galchen, Lauren Groff, Ottessa Moshfegh, Akhil Sharma, and Matthew Thomas. In 2014, Chris left WME to help Bill start The Clegg Agency, where he has since been working with a growing list of his own writers. His fiction tastes tend toward the literary, gravitating to novels and stories that exhibit unique voices and intrepid imaginations. On the nonfiction side, he’s interested in narrative nonfiction and literary memoir.
FACT: In top tier literary magazines, women do not get published as often as men.
Women Who Submit came together in response to women’s abysmal publication rates. A group of friends developed literary submission parties to submit literary work in real-time. Not tonight, not tomorrow. Together. Now.
Paragraph is proud to be the host of WWS's New York City chapter.
ALL PARAGRAPH MEMBERS ARE WELCOME at this and future WWS events!
On Saturday, June 18 we celebrated the launch of Sarah-Jane Stratford's latest book, RADIO GIRLS, in conversation with author Allison Amend.
About Radio Girls:
London, 1926. American-raised Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary at the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of radio – still new, strange, and electrifying – is captivating the nation. But the hectic pace, smart young staff, and intimidating bosses only add to Maisie’s insecurity.
Soon, she is seduced by the work— gaining confidence as she arranges broadcasts by the most famous writers, scientists, and politicians in Britain. She is also caught up in a growing conflict between her two bosses, John Reith, the formidable Director-General of the BBC, and Hilda Matheson, the extraordinary director of the hugely popular Talks programming, who each have very different visions of what radio should be. Under Hilda’s tutelage, Maisie discovers her talent, passion, and ambition. But when she unearths a shocking conspiracy, she and Hilda join forces to make their voices heard both on and off the air…and then face the dangerous consequences of telling the truth for a living.
Join us in the Paragraph Cafe on Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm as we talk with Patricia Mulcahy and Judy Sternlight, editors at 5Eeditors, an independent editors' collective.
On April 12th Paragraph hosted a Roundtable with Eric Smith of P.S. Literary and one of his clients, Paragraph member Ilana Masad.
On Friday, March 25, Paragraph members Julia Barclay-Morton, Michael Hyde, and Aurvi Sharma read from their recent work as part of the Paragraph Reading Series at the KGB Bar.
Join us on Thursday, March 24 at 5pm in the Paragraph cafe for a roundtable with literary agent Christina Campahnola from the Independent Film Group. This event is open to current Paragraph members only.
Join us on Thursday, February 18 at 5pm in the Paragraph cafe for a roundtable with literary agent Leah Hamos from The Gersh Agency.
This event is open to current Paragraph members only.
On Friday, January 29, Paragraph members Kavita Das, Ilana Masad, and Charlie Schroder read from their recent work as part of the Paragraph Reading Series.
Check out the new photos from our 2016 Post-Holiday Party!
Wendy Levinson joined us on Friday, January 14 for a literary agent roundtable.
Join us as Amy Meng leads a roundtable about creative writing pedagogy. Attendees will receive sample lesson plans and engage in discussion about contemporary creative writing pedagogy. This roundtable is intended to be an interaction between peers -- participants are welcome to share their own lesson plans and sample writing exercises. Wine will be served.
On Friday, November 20, Paragraph members Robin Berstein, Cynthia Carssow, and Katie Halper read from their recent work at the Paragraph Reading Series.
On Wednesday, November 11, literary agents Noah Ballard and Kerry D'Agostino came to speak to Paragraph members and answer their questions about publishing.
Paragraph is excited to host a NaNoWriMo Write-In for the third year in a row! On Saturday, November 7, Paragraph will be open to the public from 10am-6pm. We invite anyone participating in NaNoWriMo to come use our space for the day.
On Friday, September 25, we kicked off the 2015-2016 Paragraph Reading Series with Paragraph Members Julia Barclay-Morton, Kiri Milburn, & Sarah Wetzel. As always, the series is free and open to the public.
Paragraph hosts New York Writer’s Coalition's inaugural Pitch Party.
On May 29th, members Jeremy Hutchins, Sophie Jaff and Diane Mehta shared their work at KGB Bar for the Paragraph monthly member reading series. The reading also featured the final installment of Write Your Way Into My Heart: A Paragraph-inspired Five-Minute Soap Opera by Kirsten Major.
Lydia Blyfield and Myrsini Stephanides from the Carol Mann Agency spoke at an Agent Roundtable on Wednesday, May 13th.
On April 24 Paragraph members Jeremy Hutchins, Ryan Sartor and Aurvi Sharma shared their work at another exciting night at KGB Bar in East Village, along with another edition of Write Your Way Into My Heart: A Paragraph-inspired Five-Minute Soap Opera by Kirsten Major.
Paragraph Member Rebecca Louie and her agent Marilyn Allen spoke at an agent roundtable focusing on author-agent relationships on Wednesday, April 8. Marilyn is also the coauthor of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Book Proposals and Query Letters.
On Friday, March 27 Paragraph members Athos Cakiades, Cleve Lamison and Ilana Masad shared their work along with another exciting edition of Write Your Way Into My Heart: A Paragraph-inspired Five-Minute Soap Opera by Kirsten Major. Thank you all for coming out. We look forward to seeing you next month!
On Friday, February 27 Lee Matthew Goldberg, Maya Macdonald, Maria McFarland, and Natalie Shure shared their work, along with another addition of Write Your Way Into My Heart, a Paragraph-inspired five-minute soap opera by Kirsten Major.
Paragraph was honored to host literary agent Kimberly Brower from Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency on February 18. She discussed the importance of finding the right agent for your needs as a writer.
On Friday, January 30 Kavita Das andCatherine Stine shared their work at Paragraph’s monthly KGB reading series.
On Wednesday, January 14, Paragraph hosted literary agents Melissa L. Edwards from The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, and Heather Alexander from Pippin Properties.
On Friday, December 19 Elizabeth Koster, Ilana Masad and Michael Shari shared their work at Paragraph’s monthly final KGB reading series of 2014. It was an exciting night right before the holidays arrived.