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Pitching and Querying: The Part Everyone Hates, Made (Hopefully) More Tolerable (online seminar)

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Randall Klein

Instructor: Randall Klein
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 1/20/24 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

You are finishing up your novel and ready to start the process towards getting it published. That means querying agents or publishing houses, finding the right way to pitch your work and get others as enthusiastic to read it as you were to write it. It’s a challenge, one in which there are few “right” ways to do things, but plenty of pitfalls. This one-day seminar offers students a perspective from a publishing professional on some best practices in how to find agents, how to select which ones to query (and when), and most important, how to make your book sound like the very next one they must read. Students can submit a query letter for assessment in advance of the seminar meeting. Instructor will provide directions to interested students. Letters submitted may be used as reference during the seminar.

Randall Klein worked in publishing for a decade, starting at the literary agency Trident Media Group, then as an editor, first within the Random House Publishing Group, then for Diversion Books, where he acquired and edited over one hundred books across all genres. He is also the author of the novel Little Disasters, published in May of 2018 by Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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January 20
10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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Randall Klein