Querying 101 with Rafe Posey


Querying 101 with Rafe Posey

Learn how to navigate the often-Byzantine world of traditional publishing, including querying, contracts, agents, and pitfalls.

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 1/25/2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thur, 1/25/2024


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No Prerequisite, Class

Writers' Studio

Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Publishing


The goal of the course is to help writers — anyone with long-form prose (especially a novel in any genre) who believes they're ready to query — to gain a better understanding of the business side of the industry. You'll explore questions like:
  • Are you sure you're ready to query?
  • How does querying work?
  • Where might you find an agent?
  • You've received an offer from a traditional publisher  now what?

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Rafe Posey

Rafe is the author of the novel "The Stars We Share" (Viking/Penguin, 2021) as well as numerous works of short fiction, which have appeared in journals such as Poydras Review, Empty Sink, Urbanite, and The Light Ekphrastic. He also worked as the fiction editor for Cobalt Review for several years, and as a guest editor for a [PANK] special issue. After teaching English, writing, and humanities at the University of Baltimore and, most recently, in a maximum-security prison in Maryland, Rafe now works as a bookseller on Bainbridge Island.

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