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All Levels | Writing a great query letter is an art and a science. This workshop examines the core elements every strong query letter has; you’ll learn how to add the extra pizzazz that will capture the attention of an agent or editor. Real examples from the instructor’s inbox, both good and bad, will be shared, as well as a specific formula workshop attendees can plug their information into in order to generate a great query letter.
Adria Goetz is a Literary Agent with Seattle-based Martin Literary & Media Management. She represents books for both the Christian market and the general market, including picture books, middle grade, young adult, quirky gift books and devotionals.
She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis, as well as the Columbia Publishing Course. She was recently selected as a 2019 Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree. She was recently proud to represent Rice From Heaven by Tina Cho, The Compendium of Magical Beasts by Seattle-area author Melissa Brinks, House Without Walls by Ching Yeung Russell, Grama’s Hug by Amy Nielander and It’s a Round, Round World by Seattle local author/illustrator Ellie Peterson.
Adria lives in an old Victorian home in Tacoma with her husband Alex and their two darling cats, Maple and Mulberry. To learn more about Adria and what she is (and isn’t) looking for, check out her wish list at adriagoetz.com. She tweets at @adriamgoetz.