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The Pitch and the Query: Your First Steps Towards Publication

Date: 3/24/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Publishing and Career

• Regular: $70.00
• Member: $63.00
• Low-Income: $49.00

After days, weeks, months, even years of hard work, your book is finished. You dream of receiving that first copy of it in the mail, of seeing it your local bookstore, of reviews and interviews across the broad media landscape. A book launch, even a tour seem possible! But where to begin when you finally put down your pen? With a compelling pitch and its written cousin, the query letter: the important first steps every serious writer must take when they once they start looking for an agent or a publisher. Both describe the book succinctly and effectively, connect the author's own experiences to its writing and it distinguish it in a crowded publishing landscape.

Join a literary agent and a book editor with over 30 years of experience in big publishing for a journey through the tortuous but necessary process of accomplishing all that in two minutes in person and on a single page of paper. After a fun and fascinating four-hour class, you'll have made the first important steps towards introducing your book to the world.