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Workshopping Your Perfect Pitch and the Quintessential Query

This is a hands-on workshop for your specific pitch and query. Laurie will work with students individually; taking general concepts and helping you craft the ideal pitch and query letter so you can get your writing in the hands of decision making agents and editors. Bring the first 3 chapters of your work in progress as well as a 1-2 page synopsis.


Laurie McLean spent 20 years as the CEO of a multi-million dollar marketing agency and 8 years as an agent/senior agent at Larsen Pomada Literary Agents before co-founding Fuse Literary in 2013. At Fuse Lit Laurie specializes in adult genre fiction plus middle-grade and young adult children’s books. Laurie is also the co-director of the San Francisco Writers Conference, in its fifteenth year, and co-founded two ePublishing companies: for romance, and Ambush Books for tween and teen books (acquired by Short Fuse Publishing in 2015). Find out more at and, and on Twitter @FuseLiterary and @AgentSavant.


Refunds - If you need to withdraw from a class please contact us as soon as possible. To receive a full refund you must cancel at least 10 days prior to the course date.


Members $99
Public $119
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4th Floor Meeting Room
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
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