Query 101: How to Land an Agent with Alana Saltz

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These days, landing a literary agent is tougher than ever, and the competition for representation is fierce. You need a killer query letter to get noticed among thousands of other aspiring authors. Some writers have said crafting the query letter is harder than writing the book itself, but with a little help and guidance, it doesn't need to be!

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February 6 - 20, 2016

2-Week Course

In this two-week course, you will:

  • Craft an unforgettable query letter
  • Receive in-depth feedback on your query
  • Learn how and where to find the right agent for you
  • Review query etiquette and strategy

Learning Activities:

Week One

Create a query letter for your project based on the examples and guidelines provided. Discover the best resources for finding legitimate agents who are a good fit for your project and compile a list of 10 for your first agent submission round.

Week Two

Receive detailed feedback on your query letter from the instructor and other students in the class and get it ready to send out to the agents in your first submission round. Review the ins and outs of query etiquette and strategy to make the best first impression to potential agents. There will also be an open Q & A to have all of your lingering query questions answered.

ABOUT ALANA SALTZ:

Alana Saltz

Alana has an MFA in Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and works as a freelance editor, helping writers all over the world hone their manuscripts and queries. In 2015, she spent six months as an intern at Folio Literary Management, one of the top agencies in New York City. Their clients include bestselling authors like Eowyn Ivey, Garth Stein, Jenny Han, and Misty Copeland. In addition to being an editor, Alana is also an accomplished essayist with work in the LA Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily Dot, and HelloGiggles. Visit alanasaltz.com to learn more about her writing and editing services.