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Open Page Writers: Zoom with Gina Mulligan
Getting Your Query Through the Slush Pile

You've finished your novel or crafted a nonfiction book proposal and are ready to find a literary agent. You know a query letter must be professional and error-free, but how do you create a letter that grabs an agent’s attention among thousands in the "slush pile?" In this hour, you’ll learn what makes the perfect opening, techniques to streamline your story description, and ways to enhance relevant bio information no matter your writing experience. Plus, leave with a proven list of resources to help you find reputable agents to help launch your writing career. If you’d like to send in your query in advance, Gina will randomly select several to talk about during the presentation: send to

Gina L. Mulligan is the author of two historical novels REMEMBER THE LADIES and FROM ACROSS THE ROOM and the nonfiction DEAR FRIEND: Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer. After her own diagnosis, Gina founded Girls Love Mail, a national charity that collects handwritten letters for women with breast cancer. She’s been featured on The NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, The Steve Harvey Show,,, Woman’s Day Magazine, the Washington Post, and O, Oprah magazine. Learn more at

Nov 7, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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