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  • Starts Mar 3
  • 350 US dollars
  • Virtual

Available spots


Course Description

Have a completed novel you’re ready to shop around? In this four-week course, learn the ins and outs of querying agents and beyond. You’ll begin by writing your author Mission Statement: identifying and refining goals for your writing career. You’ll work on loglines, and on one-paragraph, two-paragraph and one-page descriptions of your book. These four elements function as your arsenal, not only for query letters, but also for speaking and writing about your book in nearly every situation. We’ll also cover how to research everything -- from agents to editors to publicists to conferences. You’ll not only learn to craft compelling query letters, but also to present yourself and your work to agents in-person and on social media. We’ll do some role-playing in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Taught by author Chrysler Szarlan. PREREQUISITES: A complete, or nearly complete, fiction manuscript. Classes are two hours long each week for four weeks (except for holidays). Students may miss one class throughout the course. All sales final. No refunds.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refunds. A LIT instructor may dismiss a students from the course without the right to a refund if they violate LIT’s policies for privacy, inclusion and anti-harassment. No make-up sessions will be provided if a student misses class. Classes may be recorded to assist students who miss class. Recordings are not guaranteed. If a recording of a class is shared with the students of this course, it may not be shared with anyone outside of this course. If a student consents to LIT taking photos or recordings of them for promotional purposes, those files are owned by LIT and shall be used for those purposes. LIT’s services are for educational and training purposes.

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