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How To Get Published

How To Get Published Intensive

How To Get Published Intensive

The How to Get Published Intensive happens in a short time span (1 day in NYC, or 2 days on Zoom). The course includes a mixture of lectures and query letter assignments. It’s open to writers of any level. Farther down, you can view a syllabus for this course.

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published.

Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs of the publishing business and you’ll write (and refine) the most important selling tool for your book—the query letter. All under the guidance of an established literary agent.

You won’t be told it’s impossible, or that it’s easy. You will, however, gain a realistic understanding of how the process works and how you can maximize your chances for success.

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How To Get Published Intensive

We all read our query letters and that was the highlight of a thoroughly fascinating session!

Caroline Grist

freelance producer


This course deals with all kinds of books—novels, children’s books, and all types of nonfiction books. If you’re working on a nonfiction book, then you may want to start with Nonfiction Book Proposal.

Though self-publishing is touched on, the focus is on getting published with a traditional publisher.

Upcoming Classes

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This course gives an overview of how to get a book published. Course components:
     Brief lectures
     Writing exercises

     Your Book Is a Product
     Understanding the Publishing World
     Targeting and Approaching Agents
     Dealing with Acceptance and Rejection

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.