Preparing your pitch package to literary agents

Preparing your pitch package to literary agents: from polishing your manuscript to formatting your query

May 24 @ 8pm-10pm ET

  • Q&A included

  • Slides and replay will be available to those to sign up in advance

  •  $69 USD

About The Course:

Many querying authors’ biggest fear is the unknown: what should my submission package look like? What are agents looking for? How do I avoid looking like a rookie?

This webinar will cover: how polished your manuscript must be for submission to agents, how to know your project is ready to submit, what type of synopsis to prepare in advance, how to format your query letter, what a non-fiction proposal looks like, etiquette around corresponding with agents, behind the scenes on how agents evaluate queries, and much more. The class will be 90 minutes long with 30 minutes for Q&A at the end. All questions will be answered.

Yes, the slides and video replay will be available but only to those to sign up in advance.

About Your Host:

Carly Watters is a SVP and senior literary agent at P.S. Literary Agency. She has a MA in Publishing Studies and has been in the book business since 2009. She is known for her long-term vision for her authors and being an excellent collaborator with a nose for commercial success. She has close ties to publishers in the major markets, is a member of the AALA and PACLA, and works directly with film agents to option film and TV rights to leading networks and production companies.

Her clients’ books have been translated into 40 languages, optioned for TV and film, adapted into podcasts, and have been on every bestseller list from coast to coast, including the New York Times, USA Today, the LA Times, the Washington Post, the Toronto Star, and the Globe and Mail.

The popular writing podcast The Shit No One Tells You About Writing, for which Carly is the co-host, has over 1.5 million downloads.

Please send any questions to [email protected]

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