Query Letter 101 with A.L. Padden

Business Query Letter 101 with A.L. Padden

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Are you knee deep in the querying process but not getting any bites? Do you have a completed manuscript and are ready for the next step, but not sure what that is? Join A.L.Padden in the query trenches and learn how to write a stellar query letter that will make you book stand out in the slush pile.

Query letter are an industry standard but can be confusing to writers trying to pitch their books to agents. Query Letter 101 goes over the basics such as the query format (greeting, meta paragraph of book data, the book blurb, author bio, and closing) and what to put in each section along with explaining industry terms such as comps and mash-ups. For those looking to level up their query, the class includes ways to helps authors personalize their queries using things such as MSWL and talks about agent red flags, like rhetorical questions. Whether an author has written a hundred queries or isn’t sure what one is, the class will leave participants with actionable next steps to make their query stand out in the slush pile.
Class Format
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Start date
Sep 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Sep 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM
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Sep 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM
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Very useful class to assist everyone with writing the industry standard/expected format query letter. The speaker simplifies and demystifies the subject, making it easy to do. Thank you!
Query 101 was a great interactive class, with just the right amount of feedback. Alan has a knack for seeing the big picture in a query as well as the small details that need work. Thanks, Alan, I'm about to send my first new query letter.
Very detailed and specific, step by step, suggestions for putting together a query. The instructor was very generous with her time, reviewing and giving feedback on student's efforts.