Query Letter Clinic (with Ashley Lopez) - ONLINE
IMPORTANT: Before paying for this workshop, you MUST receive an acceptance. To apply for this class, email your complete query letter draft as an attached .doc or .docx to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the class title as the your email's subject. Those registering without this step will be refunded.
Learn how to write a query letter that will make your project stand out from the rest of an agent's inbox. We'll go over query letter basics and etiquette, and the class will get individualized written critiques on their own letters from a professional agent. This is for writers who are currently looking for representation as well as writers who are just beginning to think about querying agents and who want to get a better sense of how to sell their book in a fast-paced publishing industry. Come perfect your pitch in a safe space! Limited to 10 writers. All writers will receive feedback from the instructor on their queries.
WHEN: Sunday, May 16 (1 - 3pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
ASHLEY LOPEZ is a literary agent and rights manager at Waxman Literary Agency. She received her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is a founder and the managing editor of Pigeon Pages Literary Journal. Ashley represents literary and young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. She seeks authors with a strong point of view, a unique story, and an eye for language.
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