Pitch Wars Webinars Presents…
A Query Workshop with Agent Jim McCarthy, Vice President of Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret Literary Agency
In this live webinar, Jim McCarthy invites you to peek behind the curtain and watch exactly what happens when an agent considers your query. Working from your pre-submitted queries, participants will have the chance to read along with him as he decides whether to stop reading or carry on. You’ll see the exact moment in query letters that he perks up or passes. He promises to be all the way honest but also to share feedback that is not only proscriptive but kind. Along the way, you’ll garner helpful tips on what to avoid as you write your own query, how to stand out from the pack (in a good way), and what goes on in an agent’s mind as they consider your material.
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW ONLY OPEN TO OBSERVE, NOT TURN IN YOUR OWN QUERY FOR REVIEW (Price has been adjusted.)
The Details . . .
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 8:30 pm ET
$25 $20 to attend the workshop
Instructions: Register using the form below and upload your receipt. Don’t forget to send your query letter to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 pm ET on Tuesday, July 18 with the subject line “Query letter for Jim McCarthy workshop.”
Please note: There is a 30 person limit for the webinar
About Jim McCarthy . . .
Jim McCarthy is Vice President and literary agent at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management in New York, NY. He has been with the agency for 18 years, initially starting as an intern way back in the ‘90s. He represents a wide range of fiction, adult and young adult, commercial and literary. He is also seeking narrative nonfiction, particularly memoir, history, and pop culture. His clients include New York Times bestsellers Richelle Mead, Victoria Laurie, Morgan Rhodes, Livia Blackburne, Robin Talley, among many more.
THIS WEBINAR IS NOW OPEN WITHOUT QUERY SUBMISSION
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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.