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Workshop: “No More Tears! Query Letter Writing" with Malaga Baldi, Independent Agent and owner of Baldi Agency

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Riviera Resort, Palm Springs, 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Royal Room 1. Park in Ballroom parking spaces for free parking.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Workshop:

No More Tears! Query Letter Writing

with
Malaga Baldi
Independent Agent & owner of Baldi Agency


Sunday, December 2, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Riviera Resort, Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Royal Room 1. Park in Ballroom parking spaces for free parking.
Directions
Ballroom Floor Plan

Schedule: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Ample time for questions at end. Workshop over promptly at 3 p.m.

Workshop Description:
No More Tears! Query Letter Writing
Who reads the query letter?
What goes into a query letter?
When do you write a query letter?
How do you write a query letter?
Why is it so important?

The workshop is a nuts & bolts informal and general discussion covering many publishing topics.  

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS BRING IN THEIR WORKING QUERY LETTER.

Participants are asked to bring in their blind query letters, omitting their names, addresses, anything that might compromise their identity...

I will mix participant's queries with some of my examples and ask volunteers to read letters aloud. We’ll review and critique each letter. After participants share their thoughts and opinions, I will offer helpful criticism and pointers on how each letter can be improved. The goal is to improve each query, so a future agent will request to read/review & consider the entire manuscript...

Every agency has their own guidelines. Always read Agency guidelines. 

About this workshop facilitator:
Malaga Baldi has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history with over forty clients. She worked as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart, in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own.  Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC with her spouse, daughter and aged black standard poodle.

Baldi works with large and small houses alike -- from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Knopf, Harper Collins, Simon Schuster to Skyhorse, Cleis Press, Bellevue Literary Books and the University of Wisconsin Press.  Award Winning William J. Mann's biography of Marlon Brando, THE CONTENDER is due out in 2019 from Harper Collins.  Mann's WISECRACKER, KATE are currently in development for the screen. Mann's TINSELTOWN received an Edgar Best Fact Crime Award and is optioned for television.  Kia Corthron's THE CASTLE CROSS THE MAGNET CARTER won the Center for Fiction First Novel Award, Blanche Boyd's TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN was selected as an Amazon best May 2018 novel and Baldi received the Publishing Triangle Leadership Award earlier this spring.

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Registration Details:

  • PSWG Members: $85.00
  • Non-Members: $100.00
  • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
  • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
  • Lunch included.
  • Workshop attendees cancelling their attendance and wishing a refund will be handled on a case by case basis by the PSWG Board.
  • Day of workshop sales available ONLY if workshop is not full. Bring check. Workshop events are limited to 40 participants.
  • Park in Ballroom parking spaces for free parking.
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Event Contact: Jim Misko: jim@jimmisko.com
or Judith Magee: judith783@gmail.com

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