The Art and Craft of the Query: Part 2 “Workshop” Your Query!*

  • The Writers' Workshoppe 820 Water St Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States

Saturday, September 16 1:00-5:00 p.m. Maximum 6 participants $50

To register, call The Writers' Workshoppe, 1-360-379-2617

Whether you attended The Art and Craft of the Query: Part 1, The Nuts and Bolts in July, or you have a draft of a query letter in need of review, this workshop will help you prepare the final draft. We’ll look at each query letter, assess its effectiveness and impact, and work together to sharpen the query’s essentials with particular emphasis on the pitch.

Please bring six drafts of your query letter to share. Your query should be fully-formed—we won’t be writing letters from scratch—but don’t worry if it’s rough. The goal of this workshop is to refine your query so it’s an irresistible call to action for a literary agent to represent your work.

*This workshop will focus on works of fiction and memoir; narrative nonfiction queries are usually accompanied by substantive proposals, which are animals of a different sort. But non-fiction writers are encouraged to participate; the basic principles hold true for any one-page query letter, which all writers will be expected to present.