Is Your Manuscript Ready to Pitch? Your Query Audit Toolkit

Breakout Session


You've completed a draft of your manuscript—maybe several drafts. You're eager to send your baby into the world. But you only get one shot with your dream agent or editor. Don't make the mistake of pitching too early. In this workshop, we will share our time-tested Query Audit Toolkit: three tools to help you evaluate your own readiness. You will leave the workshop knowing that you'll be a lot better off if you spend more time to get it just right, with the tools to do so.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Learn how to address red flags in a query
  • Learn how to position their story in the market
  • Learn how to self-assess for pitch readiness

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  • Suzette Mullen

    Suzette Mullen is a book coach who helps LGBTQ+ folx write memoirs that bring light, hope, and connection to readers who feel alone or othered. She is a contributing author of Passed On: Daughters Write About Father Loss, Lack, and Legacy, an anthology anchored by Jeannine Ouellette, forthcoming from the...

  • Julie Artz

    Book coach Julie Artz serves social and environmental justice-minded story geeks who understand that books change lives. An active member of the writing community, she volunteers for SCBWI and Pitch Wars and is a member of EFA, the Authors Guild, and AWP. Her fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction has been...