YaleWomen Writers' Group: Publishing Talk with Literary Agent Linda Konner

Headshot of Linda Konner, smiling.Join us for a discussion with literary agent Linda Konner. She'll share her insights on book and magazine publishing, what agents are looking for in a query letter and sample pages, what writers should look for in an agent, and more! 

Linda Konner has been in the publishing business for over 30 years, as an agent, author, editor, columnist and lecturer. 

Founded in 1996, The Linda Konner Literary Agency (LKLA) represents approximately 75 authors of adult nonfiction books. LKLA handles a number of corporate and academic clients, including Harvard Health Publications, the trade book publishing arm of Harvard Medical School, AARP and City Tavern, an award-winning restaurant in Philadelphia.LKLA works with every major U.S. publishing house, as well as with foreign rights and TV/film co-agents.

Konner has served as editor-in-chief of Weight Watchers Magazine and Richard Simmons's monthly newsletter, Richard Simmons & Friends, and was a features editor at Redbook, Seventeen and Woman's World. She was a columnist for Glamour and Fitness magazines, and her articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Playboy, The N.Y. Daily News, CosmopolitanTV Guide and Woman's Day. Her controversial piece for New Woman magazine, "Living Apart and Loving It," became the basis for Donahue and Sally Jessy Raphael shows.

Konner has lectured on book and magazine publishing at more than four dozen writers' conferences and colleges, including the Harvard Medical School annual Writing, Publishing and Social Media conference for health-care professionals and health writers in Boston; New York University; the Willamette Writers’ Conference in Portland, Oregon; the Cape Cod Writers’ Conference; Brooklyn College; the BlissDom bloggers’ conference; and the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.

Konner is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, the Authors Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.


Join a community of YaleWomen writers on Zoom to share successes and challenges, exchange tips on the craft and business of writing, and remind ourselves that all of our stories matter. All writers are welcome, regardless of genre, medium, or level of experience.

Second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm EST/EDT.

You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP. Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

August 28, 2023 at 7:30pm - 9pm
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  • Alexis Krasilovsky
    commented 2023-08-15 00:26:47 -0400
    Greatly looking forward to this event with Linda Konner. Would you kindly double-check your Zoom settings prior to August 28th to confirm that automatic captions and Full Transcript will be available to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing? Thanks! Much appreciated.