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Dazzle an Agent: Pro Tips to Put the Polish on Your Manuscript

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dazzle an Agent workshop with Jean Zimmer

Dazzle an Agent workshop with Jean ZimmerThe publishing market is brutally competitive. It’s not easy to get a query past the gatekeepers at publishing houses and literary agencies. You’re going to need an achingly good (and short) intro letter and an irresistible manuscript sample. You could pay an editor to buff up your prose, but with a little bit of elbow grease you can do much of the cleanup yourself. At this workshop freelance writer and editor Jean Zimmer will teach you basic editorial hacks that will help you send out a clear, compelling, sample of your very best work. Join Straw Dog Writers Guild for this craft workshop on Saturday, April 20, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon at Make-It Springfield, 286 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA. Light snacks will be served

Jean Zimmer has edited and ghostwritten gazillions of books over the past thirty years for clients high and low, far and near. Please refer to her website, jeanzimmer.com, to learn more about her.

This will be a perfect follow-up to our How to Write a Query Letter workshop and to the WriteAngles conference.

SDWG is pleased to announce Make-It Springfield, a space for exploration and creativity, as a new venue for in-person Straw Dog programming!
There is free parking on the weekends on the streets near Make-It Springfield. It’s 20 minutes from Northampton, 15 minutes from Enfield, CT, two minutes from 291E, exit 2.


Make-It Springfield
286 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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