Nonfiction Platforms, Proposals, and Pitches that Turn Heads
Writing a nonfiction book proposal and submitting it to publishers is a lot like sending an audition video to a reality TV show -- a daunting task.
You may have questions like:
- What's this platform thing, and how do I stand on it?
- What do publishers and agents want to see?
- Do I talk about myself or just my idea?
- Should I sing and dance or just talk?
- How will I know if anyone liked it?
In this 3-hour roundtable intensive, editor Ali McCart will address all these questions and more. You'll learn how to evaluate a proposal from a publisher's perspective as well as how to write the various aspects of your own proposal, as we workshop your own work and others'. To make the most of our time, please bring a notebook or laptop for notes as well as your table of contents, book synopsis, and any other relevant materials. Rough drafts are okay!
This workshop is limited to only twelve attendees, so register early!
$45 Alaska Writers Guild and 49 Writers Members
Ali McCart is the founder and executive director of Indigo, an Oregon-based firm of editors, designers, and publication consultants. For the past ten years, she's be reviewing proposals and query letters, judging writing contests, and editing manuscripts for publishers and independent authors across the country. She writes and edits from her home in Metlakatla, Alaska, occasionally taking breaks to hike, photograph, and fish.