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Chantelle Aimée Osman

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2021
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Faculty 2020 - 2021
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2018

About Chantelle Aimée Osman

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. Chantelle is the author of the nonfiction series on writing The Quick and Dirty Guides To… and has also published numerous works of short fiction in addition to serving as editor for several anthologies. She was named a Publishers Weekly Rising Star honoree in 2020. Find her online at chantelleaimee.com and on Twitter@SuspenseSiren.

Find Classes with Chantelle Aimée Osman

Perfecting Your Pitch and Query
Chantelle Aimée Osman

Date: Saturdays, November 6-13, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Workshop
Genre: Agents, Business of Writing, Publishing

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.


#Pitmad Primer
Chantelle Aimée Osman

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Professional Development
Genre: Business of Writing

Want to get your work in front of hundreds of agents and editors all at once? That’s the opportunity that participating in online pitching such as #PitchWars and #Pitmad can do just that. This workshop will provide an overview of how these Twitter events work, as well as the tips and tricks for making your pitch stand out from the crowd. Be prepared to work on your 280 character pitch in class.


Pitch Sessions
Chantelle Aimée Osman

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Meeting, Professional Development
Genre: Business of Writing

Has your work been sitting on your computer a moment? Did you finally finish your novel during NaNoWriMo? Pitch an actual acquiring editor, Chantelle Aimée Osman, your work. Have the opportunity to pitch for real and/or practice your pitch and get feedback from an expert. Each session is booked as 10 minutes of one-on-one time to ensure space for feedback.