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Pitch Ready: How to Revise Your Manuscript and Get it Ready to Pitch to Agents and Editors

  • 05 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Torrance Airport Meeting Room 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance CA 90505


  • $5 OFF regular member pricing to register and pay early.
  • $5 OFF early registration

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Pitch Ready:
Revision Strategies to Get Your Manuscript Pitch Party Ready

This two-part, three-hour workshop will cover a lot of ground. During the first half, Jennifer Caloyeras  (young adult novelist and short fiction writer) will discuss revision strategies from line edits to global aspects of your writing as well as answer any questions about the next step in the writing process from querying agents to how to know if your work is ready.

In the second half of the workshop, we will discuss how Twitter pitch parties can act as very condensed query letters and help you sell your book and gain exposure. Participants will leave with both a roadmap to revision and individualized pitches for their projects.


Jennifer Caloyeras is a novelist and short fiction writer living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the short fiction collection, Unruly Creatures (2017) and two young adult novels: Strays (2015) and Urban Falcon (2009). Her short stories have appeared in Monday Night Literary,Wilde MagazineStorm Cellar and Booth. In 2016, Jennifer served as the writer-in-residence at teh Annenberg Beach House.

Jennifer currently teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She holds a MA in English Literature from California State University Los Angeles and an MFA in creative writing through the University of British Columbia.

*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members.

*Non-members pay the full amount.

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the author's book UNRULY CREATURES.



In this collection, alienated characters struggle to subvert, contain, control and even escape their bodies. A teenage girl grapples with hair grown wild, a biologist finds herself in love with a gorilla, a prisoner yearns to escape her biological destiny. Dark humor, magical realism and speculative fiction put in sharp relief the everyday trials of Americans in a story collection that asks, In what way are we more than the sum of our parts?

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