Traditionally, the first step to getting your book published is to find a literary agent. This is done through a process called “querying,” in which you send a cover letter to solicit an agent’s interest. However, most of the advice for querying is geared towards those writing novels. In this one-part seminar and Q&A, attendees will learn the difference between querying a novel and querying picture books.
In this event, literary Agent James McGowan will offer his best tips for crafting a picture book query letter that grabs an agent’s attention. Beyond that, attendees will learn about components which should completed prior to querying a picture book, including:
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A with James. They will also receive a checklist for getting started querying picture books. This seminar is designed for those beginning their writing career and seeking an agent.