Query Roulette Volunteer Opportunity


On March 3rd, the WNBA is going to be holding their Query Roulette event, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • Helping with set-up
  • Checking in participants
  • Appointment “timekeeping” (letting participants know how much time they’ve left before switching to their next 10-minute appointment)
  • Overall helping with any questions, information, hosting.

The Query Roulette is going to be a great night–nearly 30 writers have registered to seek one-on-one advice from 10 literary agents.  We’re looking for a few member volunteers before and during the event. Would you like to help? This fundraiser is an ideal way to meet other members and get involved with the association.

This event will take place at the Association of American Publishers office (71 Fifth Ave @ 15th St.) from 6:30-8:45pm. Volunteers are needed between 5:45pm and 8:30pm. If you are interested for some or all of the time needed, please email me at membership@wnba-nyc.org (Subject: QR Volunteer Help).  Let me know what time you’d be available.

Link of the Week: Young to Publishing

LotWThe Young to Publishing Group is an initiative of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) that strives to give entry-level and junior industry employees (typically with 0-5 years of publishing experience) a chance to build a community outside of their own publishing house and to educate themselves about the publishing industry as a whole. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, and is open to all “young” (not far advanced in growth, junior, lacking experience) persons currently employed by an AAP member book-publishing house.

The YPG holds a great many wonderful networking events in interesting venues throughout the city. Sign up to their mailing list to keep tabs on these great opportunities!


Link of the Week: AAP

The Link of the Week is a new feature of the Pace M.S. in Publishing Blog where we will be showcasing new and relevant links that we think you might find helpful in your publishing pursuits. Enjoy! If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know.

This week, we’re featuring The Association of American Publishers (AAP). The AAP is the national trade association for the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP has over 300 members, comprised of most of the major commercial book publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and medium-sized houses, non-profit publishers, university presses, and scholarly societies. AAP works on issues of importance to publishers including copyright protection, new technology, the First Amendment, governmental affairs, literacy, education, and other areas.