Agent Meetings – Summer Residency

Dear Students:

I hope all is well and that you’re enjoying the start of your summer break! In preparation for the summer residency, I’m passing along information about an exciting opportunity to meet with a literary agent in August. On Tuesday, August 7th from 3-5pm, West Conn will host an agent panel featuring the following three agents:

Connor Goldsmith:

Saba Sulaiman:

Rita Rosenkrantz:

Each agent will give a brief talk about their work and publishing trends, then they will meet with students individually. If you’re interested in meeting with an agent, please take a moment to review their profiles and decide which one would be a good match for your work. Then, by June 15th, send me a query letter and the first 10-pages of your project. Let me know which agent you would like to meet with. I will then pass along your materials to him/her (please do not contact them directly). While this opportunity is open to all students, graduating students will receive priority. If you do not get a chance to meet with an agent at this residency, there will be additional opportunities at future residencies.

If you have any questions, please let me know. More information about the summer residency and confirmation of your fall courses will be available soon!

All the best,


About Anthony D'Aries

Anthony D'Aries is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson Whitman Press, 2012), which received the PEN/New England Discovery Prize and Foreword's Memoir-of-the-Year Award. His essays have appeared in Boston magazine, Solstice, The Good Men Project, Shelf Awareness, The Literary Review, and have been finalists for Fourth Genre's Michael Steinberg Essay Prize and the Diana Wood's Memorial Creative Nonfiction Award. In 2011, Anthony was selected as Randolph College's Emerging Writer-in-Residence. He has served on the board of PEN/New England as a member of the Freedom-to-Write Committee, leading writing workshops in prisons, shelters, hospitals, and residential care facilities, and co-chairing the inaugural PEN Writing and Trauma Conference. Anthony received the 2014-15 Writers' Room of Boston's fellowship in nonfiction. In 2016, he was selected as the Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Fort Lyon writer in residence, where he taught writing workshops for homeless veterans. He currently directs the low-residency MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.
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