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JCW ONLINE: Full Story Crash Course: How to Query

May 22, 2021 @ May 22, 2021 - May 22, 2021

JCW ONLINE: Full Story Crash Course, Saturday, May 22: How to Query

This event costs $25.00 per attendee. An RSVP and payment on Eventbrite is required to attend this event. RSVP and get tickets here:

So, you’ve written a book and are ready to start sending it to agents and publishers. Now comes the hard part: telling them what it’s about. Can you describe your book in a one-sentence logline? What goes into a query letter anyway? And what do publishing pros want from a one-page synopsis? In Jersey City Writers’ next Crash Course, authors (and veteran queriers) Mary Fan and Kevin Singer will walk you through how to write a logline, query letter, and synopsis. By the end of the course you will have polished materials in hand, ready to usher your book out the door and into the hands of an eager agent or publisher.

Even if you aren’t ready to send your story out to the world, attend this informative conference, this Saturday, May 22, 1-4 pm via Zoom, for great tips.

About the Moderators
Mary Fan is a sci-fi/fantasy writer hailing from Jersey City. She is the author of the Jane Colt sci-fi series, (Red Adept Publishing), the Starswept YA sci-fi series, (Snowy Wings Publishing), the Flynn Nightsider YA dark fantasy series (Crazy 8 Press), and Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon, a YA steampunk fantasy (Page Street Publishing). She is also the editor of Bad Ass Moms, an anthology from Crazy 8 Press.

In addition, Mary is the co-editor (along with fellow sci-fi author Paige Daniels) of the Brave New Girls young adult sci-fi anthologies, which feature tales about girls in STEM. Revenues from sales are donated to the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.

Kevin Singer is an Army veteran and editor who spends his free time running, collecting tattoos, and snowboarding. His fiction has appeared in the literary magazines Rind, Trysts of Fate, and Danse Macabre, and the anthologies Young Adventurers, Playthings of the Gods, Realities Perceived, and Worlds Unimagined. He lives in Jersey City, though he’d rather live in Hawaii or Berlin.


May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021


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Jersey City Writers  is a (JCW) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Hudson County, NJ

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