How to Land a Literary Agent


Learn to work strategically toward finding an agent in this workshop that helps you develop a pitch, a list of agents, and materials that identify you as a serious writer prepared for success.  


What you can learn.

  • Write the best book pitch designed to have maximum impact on agents
  • Identify the best agents for you to approach with your project
  • Develop post-pitch materials that highlight you as a professional worth investing in

About this course:

The vast majority of writers who pitch in popular Twitter contests like PitchWars, at writing conferences all over the country and directly to agents are crossing their fingers and wishing for a good outcome rather than working in a strategic way to make sure their pitch actually works. In this course, you learn how to identify the most likely agents to offer you a deal, write a pitch that knocks their socks off and follow it up with materials that prove you are a writer worth investing in. Whether you are writing fiction, memoir or nonfiction, this class will teach you everything you need to do to position yourself to earn the money, prestige and opportunity of a traditional book deal.

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Learn from successful writers. Finish a novel. Complete a screenplay. Publish poetry. Write with purpose and impact.

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