The Manuscript Academy, LLC

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Live First Pages Panel

With Agent Saba Sulaiman, Talcott Notch Literary

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Saba Sulaiman is an agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services, a boutique agency located in Milford, CT. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA from the University of Chicago, where she studied modern Persian literature. She is looking primarily to build her Middle Grade and Young Adult lists, and is particularly interested in contemporary realistic stories. She’s also open to category romance (all sub-genres except paranormal), literary, upmarket, and commercial fiction, tightly plotted, character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries à la Agatha Christie, and memoir. Being a first generation immigrant who is constantly negotiating her own identity and sense of belonging in a place she now calls “home,” she is committed to highlighting more diverse voices with compelling stories to tell; stories that demonstrate the true range of perspectives that exist in this world, and address urgent and often under-explored issues in both fiction and non-fiction with veracity and heart. Follow her on Twitter @agentsaba.

Join us for a first pages panel with agent Saba Sulaiman. Submit your first page for a chance at live feedback from Saba and our panel--plus, of course, a publishing Q&A. This event is designed to be supportive, uplifting, encouraging--and 100% introvert-friendly. (Wear pajamas! We'll never know.)

A replay will be available 15 minutes after the end of the event, and we'll send the link to submit your work when we register. This event will work on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

This event is open to all genres.

Pages will be drawn at random, and we will get through as many as we can. Can't make it live? A  replay will be available at the same link.


In 2016, agent Jessica Sinsheimer (co-creator of #MSWL and and writing professor and SCBWI organizer Julie Kingsley met after a small mishap on the bus to Book Expo. 

Together, they discussed the expense, inconvenience, and hassle of in-person conferences (especially the food--Jessica needs her daily coffee and cheese) and wondered--why can't we offer the best elements of writing conferences online? 

Five years, thousands of consultations, and countless success stories later, The Manuscript Academy, LLC, is a conference, meeting portal, written critique marketplace, workshop hub, event space, and podcast designed to treat you, the writer, as a real person--not one of thousands in the slushpile.  

Our goal is to be the happiest place in publishing. We hope you can join us.

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