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Query Letter Bootcamp

with Lindsay Newton

Genres: The Writing Life

Online

Advanced

3 Sessions

Start Date: October 30, 2023
End Date: November 13, 2023
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $162.00
General Price: $180.00

To get a book deal, you'll first need to pitch your manuscript to a literary agent with a strategic query letter. In this course, we'll 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.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Lindsay Newton

Lindsay Newton

she/her

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.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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