ONLINE Query Letters and Blurbs that Sell
ONLINE - Query Letters and Blurbs that Sell
Instructor: Rayanne Haines
MEMBER PRICE: $48.75 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $65.00
The Query Letter has one purpose, and one purpose only: to entice the agent or editor into reading or requesting your work. Your Book Blurb is your main selling point.
For some writers, the query will represent a completely different way of thinking about their book—because it means thinking about one’s work as a product to be sold. How you effectively “sell” your book with your blurb can help make or break your query.
This workshop focuses on query letters for fiction, creative non-fiction (such as essay collections), and poetry. We will look at the steps to building a solid query letter, discuss what makes a strong blurb and study examples while workshopping our own blurbs.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Rayanne Haines (she/her) is the 2022 Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries. She is the best-selling author of three poetry collections - The Stories in My Skin (2013), Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning (Inanna, 2017), and Tell The Birds Your Body Is Not A Gun (Frontenac, 2021) - as well as a four part commercial market, urban fantasy/romance series. She hosts the literary podcast Crow Reads, is the VP for the League of Canadian Poets, and teaches with MacEwan University. Her poetry and prose have been shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award, the John Whyte Memorial Essay Alberta Literary Award, the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Poetry Award and the National ReLit Award for Poetry. She’s had work published in journals and online in Canada, The U.K. and the USA.
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