Jonathan Baker, Collaborative Query Consultations

As an editor, writer, and publishing consultant, Jonathan Baker has worked with Richard Powers, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charles Palliser, John Lahr, and Jonathan Eig, among many other authors, and his projects have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. He lives in Portland, Maine.

At the Manuscript Academy, we sometimes hear that writers want even more than we offer.

With this in mind, we’ve brought on submission expert Jonathan Baker to help.

Thirty-minute conversation about project.

(Here, you’ll discuss what is working, what is needed, potential comps, and even some agent suggestions)

Baker will then rewrite your query for you!

This includes two email follow-ups (revisions) if needed via email.

Meet with Jonathan

Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose Zoom, Google Meet, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcomed.