Friday, January 23, 2015

Workshop Scholarship: The Art of the Pitch, Daedalus Books

Workshop Scholarship: Applying to Publishers and Artist Residencies (fee free)

Daedalus Books Presents THE ART OF THE PITCH taught by John Sibley Williams and Jill McCabe Johnson
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2-4:00 pm
2074 Flanders Avenue, Portland, OR
Two scholarships are available for the workshop. To apply, tell us in 50 words or less, why you especially, of all the charming writers in the world, should get the scholarship. Free application. Deadline is February 1, 2015
Learn more about the workshop here.
Apply for a scholarship here.
Artsmith’s founding director Jill McCabe Johnson and literary agent and publicist John Sibley Williams will guide you through a hands-on, two-part workshop to help you find and pitch your work to the book publishers and artist residencies that match your vision and aesthetics. 
In the residency portion, participants will:
• Learn what reviewers look for in residency applications
• See examples of successful applications
• Gain tips and practical advice for crafting a compelling application package
• Find out how to target residencies that are a good fit for your work
• Draft the “story” of your creative work for application purposes
In the book publisher portion, participants will:
• Learn how to craft comprehensive publisher pitches
• Find out how to tailor your approach to specific publishers
• See examples of successful cover letters, marketing plans, and CVs
• Discover how to research and judge which publishers best suit your work and goals
• Draft the pitch cover letter for your book

Beverages and snacks will be provided, and Daedalus Books will provide a 10% discount on all book sales to attendees.

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