Perfecting the Pitch


Pitching your book via query or in-person is scarier than most of the things we write! But pitching can and should be fun. Join NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry for a fast-paced, weird, and interactive workshop on how to pitch anything to anyone. We’ll discuss: How to Prepare for the Pitch; Picking the Right Agent for Your Book; Picking the Right Publisher for Your Book; Materials You Need for a Killer Pitch; Author Platform; Query Letters; The In-Person Pitch; Games to Prepare for Pitching; What to Include (and What to Leave Out!); Resources to Make your Pitch Super-Powered

About the Instructor

JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-seller, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, anthology editor, comic book writer, executive producer, magazine feature writer, playwright, and writing teacher/lecturer. He is the editor of Weird Tales Magazine and president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. He is the recipient of the Inkpot Award, three Scribe Awards, and was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than thirty countries. He writes in several genres including thriller, horror, science fiction, epic fantasy, and mystery; and he writes for adults, middle grade, and young adult.

Register for this course

All courses are $65 USD.

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