The one-page synopsis is an important tool used by agents and editors to evaluate a manuscript. It is often attached to the query letter. A well-written synopsis can make or break a book’s chance to be read by an agent or publisher. Attendees of this workshop are invited to submit a synopsis for review on September 7.
This workshop will be guided by Denise Roy, who has decades of experiences as an acquisitions editor for Simon and Schuster, Random House, and Penguin. 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, directly answering your questions.
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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