$39 – $49

The Perfect Pitch and the Quintessential Query with Carlisle Webber

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Mechanics' Institute

4th Floor Meeting Room

57 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

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This is a class co-sponsored by MI and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation.

Writing a 100,000-word novel can seem like an easy task when you’re faced with the challenge of summing it up in a 250-word query. Learn how to write a query that will catch an agent’s attention and convince them to take a look at your novel. You’ll also learn how to pitch your book in person at a writers conference. All attendees who wish to participate in the one-on-one sessions should bring a sample query or pitch.

Attendees will learn:

  • What agents want from your query
  • How to structure a query in three paragraphs
  • What information should and should not go in a query
  • How to build a perfect short pitch
  • Tips for pitching in person

About the Speaker

Carlisle Webber refused to major in English in college because she didn’t think there was anything fun to read on the required lists. No Stephen King? No R.L. Stine? No thanks!

After college, she took her love of commercial, YA, and middle grade fiction to the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, where she earned a Master of Library and Information Sciences. She worked as a public librarian for years before deciding to move to the business side of publishing. She attended the Columbia Publishing Course, interned at Writers House, and worked at the Jane Rotrosen Agency in New York City.

She considers herself to be an editorial agent and holds a Professional Certificate in Editing from University of California, Berkeley. She belongs to the American Copy Editors Society and Bay Area Editors’ Forum. When editing, she aims to make a book the best possible version of itself, shaping it in a way so it can best use its unique voice to appeal to a wide audience.

Carlisle Webber is an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary.

For each class, we reserve the right to cancel at any time and issue a full refund. If you are unable to attend your class, please email at least ten days prior to receive a refund. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.

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Mechanics' Institute

4th Floor Meeting Room

57 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

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