Nail Your Query Letter

You’ve written and revised the manuscript, now you’re ready to send your work out to agents and publishers. The next step? Writing The Query Letter.

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In many ways, the query letter sounds simple: one page of information about you and your book and the characters within.

Yet the query letter–your key to getting your foot in the door of any publisher or agent–can be as challenging as those 2nd and 3rd and 10th draft efforts on a manuscript.

Don’t let this challenge drive you to frustration. Join Liz Prato, Editor at Large for Forest Avenue Press and Author of Volcanos, Palm Trees, & Privilege: Essays on Hawai’i, for a 90-minute workshop on crafting your best Query Letter.

Liz will share tips and techniques on what to include, what to definitely leave out, and how to tailor your letters so they capture the eye of publishers, editors, and agents working their way through the slush pile. This interactive workshop will include a critique of a few participants’ letters, so you’ll see Liz’s teachings in action.


$70 | ONLINE | July 27, 2019 | 11:00am-12:30pm Pacific (2-3:30pm Eastern)

Seats are limited!


Liz Prato in red dress

A Tennessee Williams Scholar at the 2012 Sewanee Writers Conference and a frequent attendee of the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, Liz Prato has been privileged to study with Steve Almond, Aimee Bender, Charles D’Ambrosio, Anthony Doerr, Jim Shepard, and many other talented authors.

She is the author of Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawai‘i (Overcup Press, 2019), Baby’s on Fire (Press 53, 2015) and editor of The Night, and the Rain, and the River: 22 Stories(Forest Avenue Press, 2014). Her stories and essays have appeared in dozens of literary journals and magazines, including Hayden’s Ferry Review, Carolina Quarterly, Baltimore Review, The Rumpus, Salon, Hunger Mountain, and ZYZZYVA. She is the Editor at Large for Forest Avenue Press.

Sign up TODAY, learn how to fine-tune your query letter, and shine a light on your best work: the story.

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