San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You’ve written your manuscript and anxious to get it in the hands of publishers. But, most publishers and agents will not look at your manuscript until they request to see “more” and the only way they will request to see more is through the query letter. The problem is you know how to write a book, but you’re just not sure how to write a query letter. This workshop will look at examples of what a good query letter should look like and the elements key to grabbing the attention of an editor or agent. The workshop is partly a hands-on participation session: participants are encouraged to bring copies of your query letter to be submitted anonymously at the beginning of the workshop to have a chance to have it reviewed. Please remove your name and bring several copies so each workshop participant can have a copy. Or send your query letter in advance to Christina@christinapark.ca. Due to time constraints, not all query letters will be reviewed and will be randomly selected.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Christina Park has been around art and letters all her life. Her writing is informed by personal experiences as a second-generation Korean Canadian, as well as by living in Vancouver and Montreal. She was editor of one of UBC's literary magazines and attended Oxford University. She comes from a family of academics and a notable Korean author: a film adaptation of one of her father's most well-known works screened at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival and was short-listed for Critics Choice. Outside of her writing pursuits, Christina has worked for technology start-ups and large financial corporations, including as VP of Marketing for a prominent investment management company. An avid traveler and would-be runner, she is thankful to have run in interesting locales where she could see things up close.
When & Where
Organized by the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop (ACWW).