A great query letter is an essential way to get agents and publishers interested in your book. Even if you are planning on self-publishing, mastering the art of the query letter will help you maximize the interest of others in your book.
In this session, Denise Roy, who has decades of experiences as an acquisitions editor for Simon and Schuster, Random House, and Penguin, will be critiquing query letters from the group, and providing an insider’s account of what works. Bring your own query letter, or simply sit and listen as she analyzes those from others. No pressure!
We will meet in our library and bring Denise in on our big screen. She will be able to see and interact with the entire room.
Denise Roy is an independent editor with more than twenty years of experience in the editorial departments at major trade publishers, including Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, where she edited a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be-a-major-motion picture First Man to be directed by Academy-Award-winner Damien Chazelle; New York Times bestselling novelists Tracy Chevalier, Jennifer Chiaverini, and Sarah Jio; National Book Award finalists Jean Thompson and Marianne Wiggins; and Edgar-Award winners Megan Abbott and Lori Roy.
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