Query Letter Boot Camp

A no-BS course for writers ready to get their query letters in shape and land a literary agent.

Query letters—the letters that describe your novel, brag your bio, and hook an agent—can be intimidating. It’s easy to agonize over draft after draft and still not know if you’re nailing the form. But for writers who are serious about traditional publication, getting that query pitch-perfect is essential. A flabby query can lead to form rejections, submission limbo, and endless waiting.

Fortunately, they’re easy to learn! Join professional editor and published author Blair Thornburgh (that’s me!) for a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts course that will kick your query letter into overdrive and create the kind of irresistible pitch that agents can’t say no to. You’ll get full access to an on-demand video course, plus workbooks and resources to empower you to write a masterful query.

Course benefits:

  • The basics of the query process
  • How to draft a killer query quickly
  • Detailed breakdowns of strong and weak queries
  • The secrets of a captivating plot summary
  • Top query mistakes to avoid
  • Etiquette faux pas and how to avoid them
  • How and where to find the right agents to query
  • Accessible anywhere, anytime—replay as many times as you like

Course Contents

  • Video presentation
  • PDF workbook
  • Comprehensive PDF of slides
  • Mega-list of querying resources

Your instructor

Blair Thornburgh is Lead Editor at The Author Studio and the author of several books for kids and teens with four major publishers, including the YA novels Who’s That Girl and Ordinary Girls and the picture book Skulls!.

She works as a developmental editor for YA packager Dovetail Fiction and was previously Senior Editor at Quirk Books. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University, and was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Rising Stars for 2017. She also hosts The Query Show, a podcast all about—you guessed it—query letters.

Client Testimonials

“Working with Blair was great all around. She suggested various ways in which I could improve my query letter, several of which had not occurred to me over several rounds of looking it over on my own.”
Allie F.
Fantasy Author
“I received 11 requests and an offer of rep last week! Thanks for your edits and being a part of the querying process. I appreciate it so much.”
Brian Zepka
YA Author

FAQ

For a limited time, the course video, workbook, and bonus material are available for a special introductory price of just $49.

Follow the link at the bottom of the page to sign up. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll get the course materials delivered through Gumroad, a nifty indie platform for content delivery.

As soon as your payment is processed! Gumroad will provide the videos and PDFs as a download.

The videos can be watched in any standard media player, such as Windows Media Player or Quicktime. (I also recommend VLC.) You can also use the Gumroad app to watch and listen right on your phone!

I definitely don’t want anyone to be unhappy with the program! If it’s not for you, you can unenroll for a full refund within 15 days of signing up.

Ready to join?