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"We learned the ins and outs of publishing that you just can't get from a book. I've just started submitting material and realize how little I knew about the process, especially those all-important query letters. Now I know so much more."
- Jean Medeiros
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"The amount of information I received about the publishing business is staggering. If I fail in my attempt to publish a book or magazine articles, it won't be for lack of knowledge of how to go about it."
- Dominique Caillat
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"This course gave me an excellent introduction into what it takes to get published; it is packed full of instruction, information, and ideas on not only “How to Get Published” but also how to approach writing as a business."
- Katherine Getto
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How to Get Published

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. 
 
Notes:
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.


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Level I
How To Get Published | 4-week Seminar
 
In this four-week course, a literary agent will walk you through the strategies for getting a book published, and each student will have two opportunities to present a query letter to the instructor for feedback. Students will also have ample opportunity to ask questions of the instructor.

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Online Classes  
Tuition: $159. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 25 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Feb 4 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Level I
How To Get Published | 2-session Seminar
 
In two three-hour sessions, a literary agent will walk you through the strategies for getting a book published and also work with you on writing query letters. In the week between the two sessions, students will write a query letter to present for feedback. Students will have ample opportunity to ask questions of the instructor.

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $159. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Mar 25 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM



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