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Pitch Wars Webinars: Getting an Agent’s Attention: Query and First Page Bootcamp with New Leaf Literary Agent Suzie Townsend

Wednesday, 10 January 2018  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

 

Pitch Wars Webinars presents . . .

 Query and First Page Bootcamp with New Leaf Literary Agent Suzie Townsend

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. And the two most important items during your initial agent inquiry are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This Webinar will teach how to do create an amazing agent submission.

Writing a strong query letter requires a great hook and clear premise. The first sentence should immediately catch the reader’s attention, while the ending should leave the reader wanting to dive into the pages of the manuscript. Your first pages should work similarly—you want the person reading to find it absolutely unputdownable. But this takes practice, patience, and an eye for detail. This webinar will cover writing the most effective query letter, starting with your strongest possible first pages, as well as useful tips and resources about the actual querying process.

Note: There will not be any critiques but a sample packet will be provided.

The Details…

When: Thursday, February 8

Time: 8:30 pm ET 

Cost: $25

Please note: Registration is limited to the first 50 participants.

Registration is now full!
If you would like to purchase a recording of the webinar, please complete the form on our main webinar page. 

About Suzie Townsend…

SUZIE TOWNSEND is an agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. Prior to joining New Leaf, Suzie graduated film school, earned her Masters of Education, taught high school English, and coached a swim team. In her spare time, she read everything she could, which prompted her move to publishing. She got her start as an intern at FinePrint Literary Management where she was hired as an assistant before making the move to literary agent. She’s been part of the team at New Leaf Literary & Media since its inception in 2012. Suzie loves strong characters and voice-driven stories that break out of the typical tropes of their genres, and she’s always looking for unique new voices in stories.
SUZIE IS LOOKING FOR: Women’s Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult and literary Middle Grade. She’s especially looking for inclusive and diverse stories with new and unique voices in all genres and age groups.

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About Pitch Wars Webinars . . .

The Pitch Wars webinar series was developed to help writers at every stage of their careers. Mentors and industry experts will host webinars focused on pitching, publishing, developing craft, and more.

Pitch Wars is a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. The mentors work with their mentees for two months before an agent round. Learn more.

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