Literary Agent Query Prep for Writers

WRITING X 455.4E

Once you’ve completed your book, mastering the query letter is the first step you will take on your path to traditional publication. In publishing, 80-90% of all books bought by traditional publishers are sold through…

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Starting at $475.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0

About this course:

Once you’ve completed your book, mastering the query letter is the first step you will take on your path to traditional publication. In publishing, 80-90% of all books bought by traditional publishers are sold through literary agents. In order to land an agent, you must craft a flawless query letter. Even if you decide to submit directly to publishers who do accept unsolicited (or “unagented”) work, the almighty query letter is still your key to having your manuscript land in the right hands. In this course, critically acclaimed Simon and Schuster author and former literary agent Eve Porinchak guides you in creating a stellar professional query letter (including the central “pitch” paragraph), that significantly strengthens your chances of receiving an offer of representation from an agent, and/or a book deal from an acquiring editor at a publishing house. You also learn how to create a strategic plan for targeting, approaching, and landing the perfect agent for you and your work.

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Instructor: Eve Porinchak
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ENROLL BY: Jul 27, 2022
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Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Enrollment discounts limited to WP NOW members; no other discounts apply.

The application deadline for this advanced course has been extended to Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 9am (PST).

Submission guidelines:

Please complete the online application which requires the following:

  1. a completed manuscript or nearly completed manuscript at the time of application;
  2. indication of the genre of the manuscript for which you will be querying;
  3. a brief personal statement, please describe your experience querying agents.

To apply:

Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  2. Once you finish the steps, click "Submit Application."

Please note that there are no pre-approvals. All students must submit the above requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced Writers' Program course.

NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for an alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.

For more information on programs and services offered by the Writers’ Program, please visit our website.

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 20, 2022
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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