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.  

Remote Instruction
As few as 1 day

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.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens May 08, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Eve Porinchak
See Details
Enrollment for this course opens on May 8, 2021. Internet access required.
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Sat May 22, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Keep up to date on the latest news and offerings in Editing and Publishing

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning