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How to Write & Pitch a Book Proposal

This is a self paced class.


Class taught by:

Lindsay Edgecombe

Written by Lindsay Edgecombe, an experienced agent at the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency, this course will show students how to take a book idea and turn it into a well-polished proposal that is sure to grab the attention of agents and publishers. Lindsay packs the course with encouragement as well as industry insider knowledge from her experiences in the publishing world over the past ten years.

  • What will I learn? +

    How to: 

    • know if you're ready to pitch your work
    • write an awesome pitch letter (sometimes called a query)
    • draft an overview of your idea
    • craft an attention-getting biography
    • think about your potential audience
    • grow your platform as an author
    • draft a great chapter outline


    • see first-hand what a pro proposal looks like
  • What do I get with my purchase? +
    • immediate access through your account
    • access to a private Q&A board where you and other students can ask Lindsay questions
    • PDF of the entire course
  • What supplies do I need for class? +
    • access to a computer and/or printer
    • any additional supplies will be listed in class PDF