Querying a publisher or literary agent is almost harder than writing a book. The St. Louis Writers Guild’s March 4 workshop will explore the process from start to finish--how to find agents and publishers, how to contact them, how to pitch to them…and just what is a log line? This free workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131.
Leading the workshop is someone who has sat on both sides of the pitching table—author, blogger, and lecturer Brad R. Cook. Participants will learn what goes in a query letter and a face-to-face pitch, as well as explore tools to find agents and publishers online and at conferences. Upcoming conferences include the Missouri Writers Guild conference (May) in Columbia, and St. Louis Writers Guild’s Gateway Con (June) and Penned Con (September) in St. Louis.
“I can’t guarantee you’ll find an agent, but you’ll have the tools to do so!” Brad said.
Author of the young adult steampunk series, The Iron Chronicles, Brad is a former co-publisher and acquisitions editor for Blank Slate Press. He is a SCBWI member and currently serves as Historian of St. Louis Writers Guild after three and half years as President. A founding contributor to The Writers’ Lens, a resource blog for writers, he can be heard weekly as a panelist on Write Pack Radio. He learned to fence at thirteen, and never set down his sword, but prefers to curl up with his cat and a centuries’ old classic. Find more @bradrcook on Twitter, Instagram, and tumblr. BradRCook.com
Learn more about the St. Louis Writers Guild at www.stlwritersguild.org.