PUBLISHING: w/ Agent Rayhané Sanders

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PUBLISHING: w/ Agent Rayhané Sanders

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We have the great privilege of hosting Rayhané Sanders, literary agent at large, for a publishing seminar with the option of a one-on-one consult. (Yes, Rayhané represents our own Lidia Yuknavitch) Rayhané is offering: 

  • A Publishing Seminar on Saturday 7/28/18 from 2:00 - 4:00, which includes:
    • A Publishing Overview: what an agent does, the Big 5 Publishers vs. Indies, what the publication process looks like, the $$ of publishing, etc.
    • The dos and don'ts of The Query Letter
    • Non-fiction Book Proposals, including example proposals
    • Q&A
  • A one-on-one consult of the first 30 pages of your manuscript. You send us your 30 pages by July 8th, and sit down with her on Sunday, July 29th for a half hour consult. She will be reading your pages as an agent; one who doesn't mess around and gets right to the point, which we will all be grateful for, one day...just be sure you're ready for this now, emotionally. This opportunity is limited to a very small amount of you. Expect to be given a slot sometime between 10:00 - 5:00. We will let you know your time slot when we receive your pages. 
  • If you are an early bird and would like to do both sessions, choose the option that gives you a $25 discount!

If you have any questions, please contact registration@corporealwriting.com, and not Rayhané directly. If we need to relay a question to her, as her hosts, we are happy to do that. Now let's get those books published! 


Rayhané Sanders attended NYU and began her publishing career at Newsweek Magazine. She then moved to book publishing, holding positions at Penguin Group USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and William Morris Endeavor, where she worked with New York Times bestselling authors and recipients of such honors as the PEN/Hemingway Award, PEN/New England Award, Guggenheim and Wallace Stegner Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts grants, and more. Rayhané began to represent authors at WSK Management, where she worked with a slew of internationally bestselling authors and added a New York Times bestseller and winners of the Hopwood Award, Oregon Book Award, and Massachusetts Book Award, among others, to her list. 

She has been a literary agent at premier boutique agency Massie & McQuilkin (whose clients include Roxane Gay, Jesmyn Ward, Kevin Young, Tom Perrotta, Dan Chaon, Kelly Link, and many more) for 3 ½ years; and is on the lookout for literary and historical fiction, upmarket book club fiction, propulsive narrative nonfiction, story and essay collections, and select memoir. She is interested in fresh voices telling fresh stories we haven’t heard before (including for YA audiences); and is particularly fond of immigrant stories and stories concerned with race, sexuality, specific cultural settings, cross-cultural themes, and notions of identity. Her list includes Lidia Yuknavitch, Kerry Cohen, Jonathan Weisman, Devin Murphy, Janet Beard, Maureen Stanton, and other bestselling and award-winning authors. 

She is also an independent book editor, offering editorial services (from developmental edits and line edits, to query consultations, to everything in between) to non-clients on a per-project basis. You may reach her in that capacity at rss.editorial@gmail.com