Bloom: Pitching (American Idol Style)

Tuesday, July 6

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PST

Advanced Level Class on pitching: American Idol style

$35 REGISTER HERE and then complete form.

See below for course description.

Come join Irene Goodman Literary Agent, Maggie Kane, and bestselling authors C.J. Redwine and Mary Weber for a night of query and pitch workshopping and critiquing! You’ll laugh with us, learn, and have a chance for query feedback from a highly respected industry agent!

You’re ready to level up your writing career by finding a literary agent or submitting your work to an independent press, but how do you stand out from the rest of the slush pile?

What you need is a panel of industry experts to teach you the ropes and provide immediate, specific feedback!

A strong pitch is the key that unlocks the next level of your career.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Research agents and personalize your pitch
  • Write a stellar hook
  • Demonstrate your novel’s commercial appeal
  • Summarize your story in 2-3 engaging paragraphs
  • Write a bio paragraph that works in your favor
  • Avoid common mistakes
  • And more!

Plus, you can send in your query ahead of time anonymously for a chance to have it read and critiqued on the spot by our panel of experts. Even if your query isn’t chosen, you’ll cut your learning curve in half by listening to what’s working, what isn’t, and how to fix it.

This is your chance to get the inside track on how to get your work in front of the industry professionals who can help you leverage your career to the next level. Let us take the worry out of pitching and turn you into a pro as well.

Meet MAGGIE KANE, lit agent at Irene Goodman Agency!

Born and raised in northern Michigan, Maggie Kane received her BA in English and Humanistic Studies from Saint Mary’s College in 2016. She then moved to New York to pursue a career in publishing. Maggie has since interned with Gelfman Schneider and ICM Partners as well as Inkwell Management before arriving at IGLA. She’s currently interested in young adult and character-driven fiction. She can’t resist a twist of the fantastical in unexpected places, and her reading interests are varied, from magical realism and fantasy/science fiction to idiosyncratic family sagas and literary suspense. She’ll happily follow a compelling voice wherever it leads.

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