Query Letter Bootcamp
Genres: The Writing Life
To get a book deal, you'll first need to pitch your manuscript to a literary agent with a strategic query letter. This course will examine successful letters and in-house acquisitions materials to help you "think like an agent" in writing your winning hook, book description, author bio, and more. You will workshop your materials in class and walk away with a ready-to-send query letter to your agent of choice. Appropriate for any writer with a complete manuscript or proposal.
June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
June 6: Member registration opens
June 13: General registration opens
Lindsay Newton is an editor and publishing consultant. Over her decade-long career, she worked for three of the top publishing institutions in the US—Simon & Schuster, Inc., Sourcebooks, and Writers House Literary Agency. There, she had the privilege of working with bestselling and award-winning authors such as Isabel Allende, Kevin Hart, Neil Gaiman, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Colleen Hoover, and others. She started Newton Literary Services with the goal of helping aspiring authors to obtain literary representation and fulfill their dreams of getting published. Her clients have garnered representation by preeminent literary agencies including Aevitas Creative Management, Levine Greenburg Rostan, Dystel Goderich & Bourret, Stephanie Tade Agency, and more.
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