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3-Week Online (Zoom) Publishing Seminar: Getting Your Query Letter Right, Join List For Next Class
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$199.00

3-Week Online (Zoom) Publishing Seminar: Getting Your Query Letter Right, Join List For Next Class


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Class Will Return in 2021

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Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower right) to talk with us.

Open to All writers!

Course is taught by Christopher Hermelin, an associate agent at The Fischer-Harbage Agency. Christopher also co-hosts the literary podcast, So Many Damn Books

Writing a book and writing a query letter are two different skillsets - one is a work of inspiration and passion, and the other is a sales tool. This class is all about creating the best sales tool for your incredible book, fiction or nonfiction. We will crash our way through publishing as a business, the querying process, look at some successful query letters, and talk about what agents are looking for. Through in-class exercises and at-home drafting, you'll learn the skills necessary to craft a great query letter, and put those skills to work.

Let's demystify this process, and get the right eyes reading past the query letter and onto your awesome book.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

- Researching the agent or publication you're querying is an important part of the process, and getting your query to the right person saves you time and energy

- Query letters aren't just an introduction to your work, they're a selling tool

- Simple, natural sentences that explain the strengths of your work, and then get out of your book's way is the most effective way to get noticed

COURSE SKELETON:

Week 1: Getting Started. The elevator pitch, the basic structure, this-meets-that, and some good examples.

Week 2: First Draft. Using class examples, I'll explain the strengths and weaknesses of each student's query letter

Week 3: Edited Draft. One more round of edits, and one on one time, plus, how to find who to query

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class will meet weekly via Zoom.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Christopher Hermelin

  • Class size limited to 14 writers

  • Class Starts February 10, 2021 | 4:30PM - 6:00PM CST

  • Course is fully ONLINE and will meet weekly via Zoom. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a dedicated Zoom link to our online classroom.

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower right) to talk with us.

Instructor Christopher Hermelin is a literary agent at Fischer-Harbage with an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. He earned his BA in Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz. He represents projects across genres, preferring a “very good” book above all others. Christopher also co-hosts the literary podcast, So Many Damn Books

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