Kaitlyn Johnson




After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. A literary agent for Belcastro Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, Strictly Textual. Kaitlyn started her literary journey as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston, and has been agenting since 2016. She has written various articles for Writer’s Digest, has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed, and also a short story published in the "Rest & Recovery" issue for Please See Me.

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SESSION: Common Publishing Myths... Debunked

Publishing is a labyrinth in and of itself, especially when writers begin speculating what it takes to be successful. When is editing truly considered "done"? Does being published mean I'll get a film deal? Once I get an agent, they'll be with me for my entire career, right? These are just some of the questions covered in Publishing Myths... Debunked. In this session, Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson discusses the most common myths about publishing and what the reality for writers truly is, delving into the subjects of querying, agenting, the publishing industry itself, and the money that goes into it.