I’ve had the pleasure of meeting literary agent Scott Eagan (Greyhaus Literary) a few times at writers’ conferences, and the first thing you notice about him is that he’s incredibly smart. The second thing you notice is that he’s incredibly nice, and wants to help writers everywhere. That’s why it’s always awesome when he agrees to instruct a webinar for WD and offer attendees personalized writing critiques. On Thursday, July 19, 2012, he’s teaching “The Bulletproof Submission Package: Crafting the Pitch, Manuscript and Proposal That Will Get You Published.” Read on to learn more!
The event happens at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, July 19, 2012, and lasts 90 minutes. Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. In all WD webinars, no question goes unanswered. Attendees have the ability to chat with the instructor during the live event and ask questions. You will receive a copy of the webinar presentation in an e-mail that goes out one week after the live event. The answers to questions not covered in the live presentation will be included in this e-mail as well. Sign up here.
ABOUT THE CRITIQUE
All registrants are invited to submit a pitch paragraph (200 words or fewer) in advance of the event. All submitted queries are guaranteed a critique by literary agent Scott Eagan. Scott reserves the right to request more writing from attendees by e-mail following the event, if he deems the writing excellent.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Too often, writers spend countless hours making sure their submissions have all of the “right” material included—worded in the “right” way. Unfortunately, writers often forget that the submission elements—the query, synopsis, pitch, and so forth—all go hand in hand, and must work together to present a book in the best possible light. So the “right” way to submit and pitch your work will vary from project to project. It’s crucial to understand what editors and agents are seeing from their end as they review the packages authors send and decide which ones are worth further consideration. Sign up here.
This brand new webinar will work with participants on each of the elements of the submission package including the synopsis, query and the pitch, not so much from a “This is how to write it,” but rather “This is what to consider for each submission you send.” How should your pitch, query, bio and synopsis all work together to explain the different elements of your book? How are these elements similar? How are they different?
The session will also discuss face-to-face pitch sessions for writers who plan on sitting down with agents soon.
Instructor Scott Eagan, founder of Greyhaus Literary, has worked with numerous writers across the nation to make their writing personal and also marketable, focusing on strategies and real-world approaches to get their manuscripts on the desks of their targeted editors and agents.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Attendees will understand the interconnectedness of the pitch, query, synopsis and story.
- Attendees will understand the importance of targeting a submission package for individual editors and agents.
- Attendees will learn what the editors and agents are looking for in the submission package or pitch.
- Attendees will, following the webinar’s instruction, be able to examine and tailor each of the elements to better showcase their writing.
- Attendees will understand how to showcase their writing in a pitch paragraph. Sign up here.
Scott Eagan is the agent and owner of the Greyhaus Literary Agency (greyhausagency.com) located in Washington State. Scott draws on his extensive background in education, writing and literature to assist the writers at Greyhaus. He has a BA in English/Literature, a MA in Creative Writing and a MA in Literacy. Scott is also a writer and is an active member of the Romance Writers of America. Outside of his work at the agency, he continues teaching writing on a part-time basis and continues to be active in community work including serving on the National Alumni Board for the University of Puget Sound.
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