As an active member of the Maryland Writer’s Association, I am thrilled to present at the St. Mary’s County Chapter meeting in September. On September 28th, 2015 at 7PM, please join us at the Leonardtown Library for my frequently requested talk, “Pitching, Querying, and Proposing: How Authors Go from Shy to Sold.”
You’ve experienced the satisfaction of working hard to learn a craft and producing a quality piece of writing—but now what? If you ever want anyone to read your work outside of your immediate circle of family and friends, you’ll need to get published. Though self-publishing is always an option, this talk focuses on how writers generally approach the submission process. Find out who really decides what gets published, how to approach them without getting the proverbial door slammed in your face, and what these gatekeepers expect from you besides your very best work. You’ll also get tips that will make your pitches, queries, and proposals more effective for best results.
During my presentation, you will gain:
- insider knowledge of the publishing world
- advice for writing your most effective proposal
- skills that will help you navigate the many professional “gatekeepers” in traditional publishing
I strongly encourage writers to join their local chapter of the MWA or other writer’s association. I want to thank Wendy Kibler and the St. Mary’s County Chapter of the MWA for inviting me to present, and I look forward to seeing you there. Chapter meetings are free for members and first-time visitors. Returning visitors will be asked to pay a $5 fee.
For more information on local chapters, meetings, and membership, please visit the Maryland Writer’s Association website at: http://marylandwriters.org/