Description of Class
Few tasks send more dread into the heart of writers like trying to “market themselves” to literary agents. As such, there are myriad ways to blow this opportunity, from writing letters that are self-deprecating, too short and bland, to crafting a grandiose tone that makes you look delusional or like a diva who would be difficult to work with.
This one-night course in advance of StoryStudio’s Writers Festival will focus on drafting a query letter.
Gina Frangello will work with you to perfect your query letter and pitch. You will look at the general parts of a query letter and how to make them as strong and original as possible, while still coming off as professional and informed. Gina will help you identify the strongest and most appealing parts of your project, and then work that into a compelling letter, sure to catch an agent’s attention.
If possible, please bring a draft of a query letter for review, but/and we will also be looking at the query letters that snagged several local writers their agents, and talking about what they did right and how to replicate it while retaining your own personality and being true to your book.
Some good news: We’re offering this course and two others as a packaged deal. If you’d like to sign up for all three, we will offer a discount of 10% off the total. Check out Ben Hoffman’s Preparing Your Manuscript, and Emily Tedrowe’s Publishing Landscape to complete the package.
All three single-session courses are designed to help put your best manuscript forward at our StoryStudio Writers Festival on September 29 and 30. (Festival attendance is not required to register for any of the courses.)
- Each course is $55
- Registering for 2 courses is still $55 each
- Registering for all 3 courses will result in a 10% discount, bringing your total to $148.50
Please email us if you wish to receive the 10% discount, or if you have any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Top