Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WEBINAR Query Letters 101

Date(s) - 01/06/2017
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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Note for US members: date above is in EU format (dd/mm/yy) as is time. Webinar is on Thursday June 1 and starts at 2:30 pm NYC time.

with Catherine Coe, freelance editor and author

Want your query letter to stand out in the crowd? This webinar will show you how! Catherine will talk you through ideal content, length and the all-important dos and don'ts. She'll give you tips on making your query letter shine, how to distil information into punchy sentences, and how to make an agent/editor desperate to read your manuscript.

Catherine is also offering post-webinar critiques for anyone who'd like tailored feedback and suggestions on their own query letter for an additional 25€. Submission date for the Query Letter is Friday June 23rd so you will have time to re-work it after the webinar. Catherine will then get it back to you with her comments by Saturday July 1st.

Registration limited to 15 attendees to keep the intimate, friendly atmosphere we are so pleased to offer you at the Europolitan.


About the Webinar:

Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the webinar. We ask that everyone join the discussion at 8:30 pm (2:30 pm NYC time) to make sure all technical details are in order (sound, video etc.). Catherine will join us at 9:00 pm (3:00 pm NYC time) for her presentation and interactive Q&A.

If you have not used Cisco's WebEx system, we suggest you log in early to familiarize yourself with the system. You can log in as a guest or create a free account.

The difference in price is due to the fees we are charged by PayPal for the use of their services. If you are wiring money, all banking fees must be covered by you and funds must be received before the webinar. In most cases within the EU, there are no fees.


About Catherine Coe:

Catherine is a children's book editor and author with over 14 years of editorial experience. She worked in-house as a commissioning editor at Orchard Books (Hachette) for many years, acquiring bestsellers such as The World of Norm, The Gallagher Girls and Beast Quest. Catherine has been freelance since 2011 and works for a wide variety of UK publishers and agents including Scholastic, OUP, Hot Key, Hachette, Egmont, HarperCollins, David Higham Associates and Christopher Little (you can find more portfolio details at: Catherine currently lives in Sweden but maintains strong contacts in the UK industry through both her work and her involvement in SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices.