Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WEBINAR: Writing that Crosses Over Christian and Secular Markets

Date(s) - 06/11/2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm



Writing that Crosses Over Christian and Secular Markets

Thursday, June 11, 2020

@8pm EST/5pm PT

(Lecture will be recorded for those who miss the live feed.)

Writing successfully for one market can be daunting. But what about crafting stories that fit in two markets? Stories that fit in both the Christian and secular world? Is this type of crossover writing career achievable in the times we live? In this webinar, literary agent Adria Goetz will discuss her experience helping clients build careers across both marketplaces.

Can’t make the live session? The recording will be available for two weeks following the event.

Optional written critique available. Submit a cover letter + either a picture book manuscript or first 10 pages of a Middle Grade or Young Adult fiction manuscript to by Friday June 12.

Get to know your instructor:

Adria Goetz is a Literary Agent with Seattle-based Martin Literary Media Management. She represents picture books, middle grade, young adult, adult fiction, and quirky gift books and devotionals. She represents books for both the general market, and the Christian market. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis, as well as the Columbia Publishing Course. In 2019, she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree. She was recently proud to represent Taste
Your Words by Bonnie Clark, Nothing by Natalee Creech, My Breakfast with Jesus by Tina Cho, and Gritty and Graceful: 15 Inspiring Women of the Bible by Caryn Rivadeneira, and Knit, Pray, Share by Lisa Hennessy.
Adria lives in an old Victorian farmhouse with her husband Alex and their two darling cats, Maple and Mulberry. To learn more about Adria and what she is (and isn’t) looking for, check out her wish list at She tweets at @adriamgoetz.


This event is fully booked.