This workshop will help attendees simplify the querying process and avoid common mistakes. We will discuss how to write an effective query letter that gets agents’ attention. We will also explore resources and methods for researching literary agents and discuss how to navigate the submission process in a professional way. We will review the anatomy of a query letter and break down the query-writing process into manageable steps. At each step, we will discuss common mistakes and methods for identifying and including the strongest aspects of a manuscript. The workshop will cover the process of researching and submitting to agents. We will also talk about how to respond to partial and full requests and how to prepare for “the call.” Writers can bring a draft of their query letter for the opportunity to workshop their query during the event.
Victoria Griffin is a full-time freelance editor and an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She is also a writer with more than forty pieces of published short fiction and is represented by Sandy Lu of L. Perkins Agency. She is the author of Craft Your Query: A Workbook and Edit Like a Pro: A Self-Editing Guide. Victoria is a Knoxville-area native. She currently lives in Corryton with her husky, Rocket, and spends her free time backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
All KWG Workshops are $50 for non-members, $30 for members and $15 for student members. Log in to take advantage of the reduced rates.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and closes at midnight on the Thursday prior to the event. Walk-ins are welcome but there will be a $10 surcharge. Save money and help your presenters plan more effective programs by pre-registering. Check payments must be received by one week before the workshop (Knoxville Writers Guild. P.O. Box 10326 Knoxville TN 37939-0326).
- Querying Process: From Start to Signed
March 14, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
201 3rd Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37917, United States