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BOOK SUBMISSION BOOTCAMP

Book Submission Bootcamp is a three-week program designed for writers ready to submit their memoirs or novels for publication. With a focus on community, the Book Submission Bootcamp provides feedback, support, and guidance for writers ready to take on the challenging process of getting their work out in the world.

During the Book Submission Bootcamp, we cover all aspects of the book submission process, including developing the submission package (query letter, synopsis, and opening pages) and creating a submission plan tailored to your goals. Writers will set and share goals, write, revise, and exchange feedback on their query letters, build submission plans, and refine their submission packages according to best practices. Once their package is complete, participants will receive a one-on-one evaluation from our submission coach.

Participants must be committed to the long-term process of submitting their memoir or novel for publication and be eager to lend support and encouragement to their peers. We seek passionate writers who are eager to learn, persist through challenges, and embrace a collaborative experience.

Whether your goal is to query agents or small publishers, by working together and receiving advice from a professional submission coach, we can help each other maximize our chances of success.

Register now!

Register for the Book Submission Bootcamp, beginning on July 17, 2024.

 

Book Submission Lab

How Our Book Submission Bootcamp Works

PART I:  Creating the Submission Package and Plan (Three Sessions)

Meeting weekly over three sessions, we will develop our submission package, drafting, revising, and workshopping our query letters. We will also revise our synopses and polish our opening pages, based on genre best practices. Our shared goal is to make our submission packages professional and the best representation of our work they can be.  We will also be creating a submission plan, creating lists of agents and/or small publishers that we’d like to target. 

PART II:  Submission Package Reviews (One-on-One)

Professional evaluation of submission packages, which includes a query letter along with the first 10 pages or chapter of your manuscript as well as a 1-2 page synopsis (optional). The Submission Package Review, includes a 30-minute phone consultation with advice about the submission package. 

Are You a Good Fit for Our Book Submission Bootcamp?

To participate in the Book Submission Bootcamp you should:

  • Have a completed or nearly completd memoir or novel you intend to send out to be considered for publication. Note: exploring how you want to sell the book through the bootcamp can be very helpful to the revision process. 
  • Have experience in writing workshops at Project Write Now, book inc, or elsewhere.
  • Be open and interested in learning about the submission process, along with creating a sustainable submission strategy, practice, and plan of your own.
  • Be eager and available to support your fellow writers to tackle the often long-term, challenging process of submission, offering encouragement, practical recommendations, positive feedback.
  • Be able and willing to read query letters of fellow participants, and provide useful, positive feedback. 
  • Be able to commit the time to make steady progress during the three parts of the program.

Program Details

Cost: $300 *

Tuition can be paid in full or in two increments according to our payment schedule. NOTE: Your registration will not be considered complete until your payment, payment plan, or scholarship seat has been confirmed. 

*Proceeds help support PWN’s community outreach programs. Partial and full scholarship seats are available. Email bookinc@projectwritenow.org for more information.

Schedule

Book Submission Bootcamp meets from 7 to 9 p.m. ET for three consecutive Wednesdays on July 17, 24, and 31

Register now!

Register for the Book Submission Bootcamp, beginning on July 17, 2024.

Any questions, please contact us at bookinc@projectwritenow.org.

 

Meet Sofia Lesko, Our Submission Coach

A graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course, Sofia Lesko has held a handful of immersive roles in the publishing industry. From working as an assistant to a #1 New York Times bestselling author, to assisting with licensing at an IP management firm, and finally as a freelance agent assistant, Sofia is beginning her legal career at New York Law School this fall. With plans to study intellectual property and copyright law, she will re-enter the media and publishing world as a lawyer. A writer herself, Sofia has had the unique opportunity to view an agent’s submission inbox from both sides of the desk. She currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.