Dear Agony Aunt or Ancle, no, Uncle,
Have you ever participated a writers’ conference?
I’ve been entertaining the idea of doing so for some time and I’m hopeful that finally I probably can some time this year or next. However, I have no idea which one would be the best fit in helping me publish the work (OK, it has already been published here but I mean to make it into a book form).
Would anyone be able to help me with ideas or suggestions as to which conference I should go to, or how I should be choosing?
The well in Bakin’s home as photographed in modern days. The source: a Wikipeadia page
From what I’ve gathered so far, it’s crucial to approach the right kind of publishers, or more agents nowadays, for your work. I’ve also learnt that, at the same time, it’s not easy for outsiders to find out which ones are the best kind, or in fact, it’s not easy to find a list of agents to choose from at all, hence, and so a vicious circle begins and never ends.
If you join one of these conferences maybe there’s more chance of approaching the right kind of people would you say? I don’t know. At least I’ll get to travel a little.
It seems important then how would you describe this work? Well that’ll be another question I’d like to leave for another week and get on with my translation. For now, if you have any input at all it’d be greatly appreciated.