Saturday, February 28, 2015

Learn how to track down an agent or publisher at March 7 workshop

Need help finding a literary agent or publisher? For many writers, it can be harder than writing their book. From 10 a.m. to noon, March 7, St. Louis Writers Guild President Brad R. Cook will discuss: “Querying and pitching: How to track down an agent or publisher.”

Held at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, Mo., the workshop is free to Guild members; $5 for nonmembers.

“In this workshop, we’ll explore the process from start to finish—how to find agents and publishers, how to contact them, how to pitch to them,” Brad said.

Participants will learn what goes in a logline and a query letter, what to say in a face-to-face pitch, as well as how to find agents and publishers at conferences and online. Brad will introduce online tools, with the hope of sending participants away with everything they need to query or pitch to an agent or publisher.

“I can’t guarantee you’ll find an agent, but you’ll have the tools to do so,” he said.

Author of a steampunk adventure, IRON HORSEMEN, Brad is an award-winning short story writer who began his writing career as a playwright. He joined the board of St. Louis Writers Guild in 2008, guiding the organization as president since 2011. He is a founding contributor to The Writers’ Lens, a resource blog for writers, and Write Pack Radio, a weekly podcast airing every Sunday. He wears many hats, as you will learn by visiting or follow him on Twitter @bradrcook.

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