Elise Capron, Agent with Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Presents in May

What does an agent do, and do you need one? How can you find your perfect agent match? What is it like working with an agent? How has the agent’s role changed in today’s publishing world?

Join Elise Capron of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency as she addresses big questions for writers exploring the wide range of publishing options available in today’s literary world. Get tips on how to make yourself marketable to agents, and insight on what publishing path really is best for you.

Elise Capron has been an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency for 14 years. Established over 35 years ago, SDLA represents a wide range of bestselling fiction and non-fiction authors, including Amy Tan, Lisa See, Maxine Hong Kingston, Chitra Divakaruni, Diane Mott Davidson, Eric Foner, Donald Norman, Gary Small, and many more.

Elise primarily represents adult literary fiction (with an emphasis on multi-cultural work) as well as narrative non-fiction, particularly by journalists and historians. The SDLA team handles nearly every genre, and you can learn more about the agency and other agents’ interests at

Note that our May meeting will be on the third Monday in May, May 21, since the fourth Monday in May is Memorial Day.

Our Marketing Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m., ahead of our regular meetings, in the same room at the San Diego Health Services Center.

Other speakers lined up for 2018 include:

  • June 25 – Sandra de Helen, Script teasers
  • July 23 – Open Mic Night
  • August 27 – Chris Zook and panel of editors
  • September 24 – TBD
  • October 22 – Richard Lederer, launch of The Joy of Names
  • November 26 – Anthology launch
  • December TBD – holiday party

Watch this page for additional future programs.


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