Join literary agent Katharine Sands for a workshop about creating pitches. In this session, you can learn essential secrets to PitchCraft, including: what to do, what mistakes many writers make when querying agents, and seven surefire techniques that get you out of the slushpile. You will gain tools to: identify and develop your selling points and sales engines, whet an agent's appetite, get editors to say YES. In this workshop, we look at hooks, selling points, and how to avoid "Querial Killers": the easy-to-fix mistakes writers make when querying agents and proposing book projects. Learn what to do--and what not to do--when setting out to woo and win a literary agent.
This is one of many events happening this month for LitFest 2021. For a full breakdown of other programs, visit: www.metrolibrary.org/litfest
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Katharine Sands, of Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency in New York City, has worked with a varied list of authors who publish a diverse array of books including both fiction, memoir and non-fiction. Among the books she represents are: The Apothecary’s Curse, nominated for the Bram Stoker Award 2017 in the First Novel category by Barbara Barnett; and Girl Walks Out of a Bar, a memoir by Lisa Smith that was featured by People Magazine as Notable Nonfiction. She is the agent provocateur of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye, a collection of pitching wisdom from leading literary agents.
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