Fall Craft Intensive: Jenzo DuQue


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Nailing the Query Letter with Jenzo DuQue
Saturday, November 18th
11 AM  – 2 PM PST / 2 – 5 PM EST

This all-levels intensive will be centered on demystifying the querying process. Whether you have queried before or are gearing up for a first try, you’ll be in good company as we cover how to draft a standout query, some best practices for querying agents, and strategies for making the most out of your querying experience. While querying can be stress-inducing (isn’t everything as a writer), we’ll discuss how best to prepare for and learn from this necessary step of our journeys toward publication.

In addition to looking at examples of successful queries, students will also complete in-class exercises that entail freewriting, so that we can practice talking about our writing projects concisely. Please note: this course is most appropriate for fiction and non-fiction writers. Sharing will be optional–though encouraged–and it will be integral that participants recognize one another as community members on equal footing, rather than competitors. Participants are expected to engage appropriately and accordingly.

The scholarship for this class has already been awarded.

BIO: Jenzo DuQue is a Colombian American writer, editor, and teacher. He received his MFA from Brooklyn College, where he served as an editor for The Brooklyn Review. Jenzo has been awarded fellowships with PERIPLUS Collective, Shenandoah, & The Aspen Institute. Jenzo’s work has been published widely, as well as anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2021 and in Best Microfiction 2022. His debut collection, The Rest of Us, is forthcoming with Viking Books. Read more at jenzoduque.com.