You have a solid manuscript of your novel and you’re ready to find it a home, but where do you start?
Getting a novel published takes time, consideration, and tons of research. In this three-week class we’ll explore how to find agents and publishers that might be a good fit for your work while hashing out the literary landscape and fiction market.
We’ll discuss when is the right time—career-wise and draft-wise—to begin submitting a manuscript and what to do if the process deviates from what you expect. We’ll look at examples of strong query letters, and then draft and workshop your own to ensure that the craft of those letters is as strong and compelling as the novel you’re pitching.
Students can expect to leave the class with a query letter, a plan for contacting agents and publishers, and an understanding of the overall publication process.