Monday, July 20, 2015

How to Get Published seminar & Query Letter Clinic, Saturday, October 3, in Saint John, New Brunswick

The Fog Lit Festival presents…
How to Get Published
Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Coffee served starting at 9:15Saint John Free Public Library  Central branch, 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick (Map here.)
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!
Free.  Registration is now open! Check out the whole amazing line-up of workshops, events and clinics offered at this year's Fog Lit hereAnd then reserve your spot here.

Query Letter Clinic
Saturday, October 3, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 3:00
Saint John Free Public Library  Central branch, 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick (Map here.)
You’re invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. Book your 20 minutes and bring two copies of your query and we’ll whip it into shape so that you’ll have agents begging to see your manuscript.
Free.  Registration is now open! Check out the whole amazing line-up of workshops, events and clinics offered at this year's Fog Lit hereAnd then reserve your spot here.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Windsor to Charlottetown.

But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

An email from a former participant in Brian’s query letter clinic:
Brian,
At one of your How to Get Published workshops you helped me re-work my query letter. Before that, I'd queried dozens of agents, and guess how many of them asked to see my manuscript? None.After you helped me rewrite, I sent my new query to six agents and all of them asked to see my full manuscript. It was like I discovered the secret password.  Thank you so much, ~ Sohan S Koonar, Windsor, Ontario.
Hello, Brian.I’m writing to thank you for your help crafting the query letter for my novel, The Name’s George. After attending your “How to Get Published” workshop, I’ve had four requests for the full manuscript as well as one partial. I am thrilled and hopeful that I can write you again with news that I’ve secured representation.Thanks again and all the best,
 ~ Shauna Clinning, Oakville, Ontario
Read what other people have to say about Brian’s classes and workshops here.

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Moncton, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

3 comments:

  1. It's a provincial law that Saint be spelled out. It helps distinguish the city from St. John’s, N.L.

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  2. Really? I learn something every day.

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