How to Write a Query Letter

Key Do's and Don'ts When Writing a Query Letter

Writers looking to land an agent and traditional publishing deal: Have you started writing your book proposal? Are you worried about whether your proposal will entice agents? Do you even know where to start?

The driving force behind your book proposal is the query letter. Its main goal is to get the agent to request additional materials. Many agents receive hundreds of queries every day. They evaluate them very quickly, and dismiss them very quickly.

Yours needs to be outstanding to break through the noise.

Join Jennie Nash as she teaches a one-day class on how to write a query letter that gets agents' attention. You'll break down the query letter into its foundational elements, perfecting each part to make the whole query sing. This class is applicable to writers of any genre, fiction or nonfiction.

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Your Instructor

Jennie Nash
Jennie Nash

Jennie is the author of eight books: three memoirs, four novels, and a guide for writers.

Her book publishing credentials include:

Simon & Schuster | Scribner | St. Martin's Press | Penguin | CreateSpace (Amazon's self-publishing arm)

She has freelanced for dozens of publications, including:

GQ | Child | Glamour | The Huffington Post | The New York Times

She has been on staff at:

Random House | New York Woman magazine

She has been featured on blogs such as:

Jane Friedman | The Write Practice | Compose | Write to Done | Writer Unboxed | and many others.

Lately, her private clients have been racking up some seriously awesome success – books published by Scribner, Norton, Hazeldon, Ten Speed, and Simon & Schuster; self-published books that have won top awards; and writers who have landed some of the best literary agents in the business.

One client recently landed on the front page of the Sunday review section in the New York Times, and the next week, went on the "Today" show.

Jennie has been an instructor at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for 12 years. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband and has two grown daughters.

Some of Jennie's raving clients:

"Want to change your life? Hire Jennie!"
"You have this amazing ability to explain how a story actually works, and not in a hoity-toity way but in a way I actually GET and can DO."
"I've never seen anyone with so much whip-cracking, can-do, positive energy."

These are Jennie's books:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unhappy with the class? Do you offer refunds?
Due the length of this class (one day), no refunds will be given.

Did you know that we are offering two other one-day courses?

If you buy all three one-day courses, you will save $25!