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Querying 101: The Hook, Book, and Cook Method to Success

Oct 2
Oct 2
2:00 - 5:00 PM CST
Lisa Bubert
Online via Zoom
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You’ve written your draft, you’ve done your revisions, and you’ve polished your novel to a shine. Now it’s time to write your query! The query is your one-page pitch to hook your agent and future book deals. A lot rides on this slim, three-paragraph letter… But never fear! In this class, we’ll crack the query formula so you can learn to write a pitch that gets requests. We’ll also talk about the business of book publishing—how to identify your genre, the difference between commercial and upmarket, how to find comparative titles, what an agent actually does and if you need one. Bring your query draft with you and we’ll workshop it in class so you can leave with a pitch fit for a pro.

Use code EARLYBIRD at checkout for 20% off through August 18!

Lisa Bubert is a writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her pitched and published work has appeared in Longreads, Texas Monthly, The Rumpus, Business Insider, and more. Her story, “Kitten,” which appeared in Pidgeonholes, was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2020. Her story, “The Coma,” which appeared in the final issue of Natural Bridge journal, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

What Our Students Say

"Lisa Bubert's "The Business of Writing" was perhaps one of the most informative writing classes I've had. Beyond the business aspect, her knowledge of literature and writing technique is impressive."

"The Business of Creative Writing helped me navigate the process of submitting and searching for appropriate publications and agents. Lisa was so encouraging and inspiring."

"Lisa was super prepared. She learned about publishing through experience and was generous in sharing her knowledge. Would recommend highly to anyone interested in The Business of Writing."

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