Literary Agent Search Prep

WRITING X 455.4WS

Craft a strategic plan for querying literary agents while developing your query letter to significantly improve your chances of receiving an offer of representation.

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In-Person
Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Develop a strong query letter that captures the spirit of your project and entices the agent to read your pages
  • Learn how to make a successful "pitch" paragraph in the query to heighten interest in your writing
  • Craft a strategic plan for who, when, and how you will query to get your book represented or published
  • Learn to identify which agents are the right audience for your project and how to work with them

About this course:

Once you’ve completed your book, mastering the query letter and synopsis are the first steps 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, and solid synopsis, which are the keys to getting eyes on your manuscript. In this course, critically acclaimed Simon and Schuster author and former literary agent Eve Porinchak guides you in creating a stellar professional query letter, and a one-page synopsis, which will significantly strengthen your chances of receiving an offer of representation from an agent. You also learn how to create a strategic plan for researching, targeting, and landing the perfect agent for you and your work.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM PT
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Instructor: Eve Porinchak
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Fee:
$985.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Feb 23, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

The priority application deadline for applications is Monday, December 12, 2022 at 9am (PT). Applications submitted after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 23, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Fri Feb 24, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Sat Feb 25, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Sun Feb 26, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B

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