Workshops and Classes

Query Letter Writing Sessions

Write a Query Letter That Gets Noticed

You’ve written your novel or memoir and now you’re ready to wow a literary agent. You know you need to write a killer query letter, but how do you do that?

Writing a query letter is challenging and frustrating because it has one purpose, and one purpose only: to get an agent to request your manuscript. It requires you to think about your book in a different way. Your book is a creative work of art, yes, but it is also a product to be sold.

In Write a Query Letter That Gets Noticed, an online live workshop, I will give you the tools to write a compelling letter so that you feel confident pitching your manuscript.

This workshop offers step-by-step guidance for anyone who is “stuck” and writers who want to simplify the process. You’ll be in a small group of only three to four writers with plenty of time for Q&A.

  • Learn the five essential paragraphs every query letter should have
  • Unlock the secret to the all-important pitch
  • Discover how to distill your 300-page manuscript into 400 words
  • Get dos and don’ts for finding comp titles
  • Reduce overwhelm and build confidence as you send your work into the world

Then you’ll have the opportunity to send me a draft of your query letter for direct one-on-one feedback.

This 90-minute LIVE seminar is open for registration.

NEXT SESSION: Monday, September 12 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern. 

Jackie Cangro is an experienced freelance writer, editor, and workshop leader. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience—in person and online. She worked for Penguin Random House US and Simon and Schuster.

Jackie is the editor of the essay collection The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York (Plume). Her short stories and articles have been published in numerous literary journals and magazines. She helps writers craft their work through classes, one-on-one editing, and coaching. Contact her here.

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