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Perfecting Your Pitch and Query with Chantelle Aimée Osman

Date(s): Saturdays, November 6-13, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Genre and Form(s): Agents, Business of Writing, Publishing
Cost: $99 Regular, $69 Student

About the Class

Most authors know how to write—until it comes to writing about themselves and their work. This intensive workshop will go through the ins and outs of writing a query letter, synopsis, and creating an in-person pitch from the perspective of an acquiring editor. In the second week, students will have the opportunity to share their work, get feedback, and leave with all the skills to get their submission package to the top of the pile.

Meet Your Instructor

Chantelle Aimée Osman (she/her) is the editor of Agora, an imprint of Polis Books. Agora focuses on crime fic-tion with unique social and cultural themes. Titles from Agora’s debut list have been nominated for Edgar, Anthony, Lefty, Macavity and Strand Critics awards. The former editor in chief of RT Book Reviews Magazine and a freelance editor for over ten years, she is also an instructor at Authors at Large and LitReactor.

About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at