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How to Get Published

Learn the most effective steps and techniques for getting published from a publishing insideróa literary agent.

You may have spent months, maybe years, sweating and swearing over a book project. Why not spend just a little time learning how to maximize your chance of getting published? There is no magic formula for publication, but there are definite Doís and Donítís and time-tested steps to follow. We wonít tell you itís impossible and we wonít tell you itís easy. We will give you a realistic understanding of the publishing business and a wealth of things you can do to help get your work published.

Among the topics covered: defining your book, whether you need a complete book or a book proposal, manuscript/proposal presentation, how to write great query letters and synopses, the places and players of the publishing world, whether you need an agent, researching agents and editors, how to send your materials, deciphering responses, coping with rejection, what to do when an agent or editor is interested, contracts, strategies for improving your odds.

You will get hands-on practice crafting the all-important query letter, plus time for questions. Whatever your specialty, fiction or nonfiction, you will gain a realistic understanding of how to get published.

Note: 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
Oct 15 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
Aug 26 Tuesdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM



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