Memberships, Editorial Consultations, Classes, Workshops & Live Events

All the Classes + All The Events + Early Booking

  • Early booking in the meetings & critiques system
  • Access to 100% of our filmed, edited classes (30+ hours) taught by top agents, editors and authors
  • Tickets to ALL of our live events
  • A monthly Q&A help desk with rotating guest faculty
  • Personal recommendations for faculty pairings
  • Cancel at any time–if you watch everything in 30 days, you’ll pay just $49

View List Of Included Classes

  • How To Pitch Your Book Like A Publicist with Rachel Ekstrom Courage, Folio Literary Management
  • Great First Lines with John M. Cusick, Folio Literary Management
  • Platform, Publicity & Publishing in Your Pajamas with Dawn Michelle Hardy, agent and publicist at Dream Relations
  • Middle Grade Basics with Alyssa Jeannette, Stonesong Literary
  • Making The Perfect Pitch with Katharine Sands, The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  • Finding The Funny In Your Manuscript with Jilly Gagnon, author of #Famous (Harpercollins, 2017)
  • Trendsetter, Not Trendy and #OwnVoices: How to Write What You Know with Quressa Robinson, Nelson Literary
  • From Concept To Picture Book with Hazel Mitchell, author/illustrator
  • Worldwide Appeal: What You Need to Know About Foreign Rights with Rena Rossner, The Deborah Harris Agency
  • Character, POV, and the All-Important Voice with Laura Zats, Headwater Literary
  • How To Edit A Bestselling Romance Novel with Lane Heymont, The Tobias Agency
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Publishing Law with Melissa Edwards, lawyer and agent at Stonesong Literary
  • How To Write A Manuscript That Gets And Keeps Everyone’s Attention, with Linda Camacho, Gallt & Zacker Agency
  • Writing Villians Readers Love To Hate with Stacey Graham, Red Sofa Literary
  • Unbranding Yourself: Revealing The True You to the Book Community with Laura Barbiea, Alloy Entertainment
  • Worldbuilding 101 with Roseanne Wells, The Jennifer DiChiara Literary Agency
  • Writing Picture Books: How? Why? When with Julie Falatko, author of Snappsy The Alligator Did Not Ask To Be In This Book
  • High Concept: What It Means, How To Make It Work for You with Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, formerly of Liza Dawson Associates
  • Finding The Narrative In Your Nonfiction with Erik Hane, Headwater Literary
  • Marketing 101 with Jalissa Corrie, Lee & Low Books
  • School Visits: How To Meet Young Readers, Build An Audience, And Sell Books with Cameron Rosenblum, bestselling author
  • Nonfiction Basics with Amanda Shih, Scholastic
  • The Art of the Break for Writers with Elizabeth Ross Holstrom
  • Internet Stalking Without Being Creepy: How to Research, Network, And Become A Priority in the Slush Pile Jessica Sinsheimer, Context Literary
  • AND MORE!

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Monthly Agent Consultation + All the Classes + All The Events + Early Booking

  • One monthly consultation with the faculty agent or editor of your choice ($49 value)
  • Early booking in the meetings & critiques system
  • Access to 100% of our filmed, edited classes (30+ hours) taught by top agents, editors and authors
  • Tickets to ALL of our live events
  • A monthly Q&A help desk with rotating guest faculty
  • Personal recommendations for faculty pairings
  • Cancel at any time–if you watch everything in 30 days, you’ll pay just $69

View List Of Included Classes

  • How To Pitch Your Book Like A Publicist with Rachel Ekstrom Courage, Folio Literary Management
  • Great First Lines with John M. Cusick, Folio Literary Management
  • Platform, Publicity & Publishing in Your Pajamas with Dawn Michelle Hardy, agent and publicist at Dream Relations
  • Middle Grade Basics with Alyssa Jeannette, Stonesong Literary
  • Making The Perfect Pitch with Katharine Sands, The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  • Finding The Funny In Your Manuscript with Jilly Gagnon, author of #Famous (Harpercollins, 2017)
  • Trendsetter, Not Trendy and #OwnVoices: How to Write What You Know with Quressa Robinson, Nelson Literary
  • From Concept To Picture Book with Hazel Mitchell, author/illustrator
  • Worldwide Appeal: What You Need to Know About Foreign Rights with Rena Rossner, The Deborah Harris Agency
  • Character, POV, and the All-Important Voice with Laura Zats, Headwater Literary
  • How To Edit A Bestselling Romance Novel with Lane Heymont, The Tobias Agency
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Publishing Law with Melissa Edwards, lawyer and agent at Stonesong Literary
  • How To Write A Manuscript That Gets And Keeps Everyone’s Attention, with Linda Camacho, Gallt & Zacker Agency
  • Writing Villians Readers Love To Hate with Stacey Graham, Red Sofa Literary
  • Unbranding Yourself: Revealing The True You to the Book Community with Laura Barbiea, Alloy Entertainment
  • Worldbuilding 101 with Roseanne Wells, The Jennifer DiChiara Literary Agency
  • Writing Picture Books: How? Why? When with Julie Falatko, author of Snappsy The Alligator Did Not Ask To Be In This Book
  • High Concept: What It Means, How To Make It Work for You with Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, formerly of Liza Dawson Associates
  • Finding The Narrative In Your Nonfiction with Erik Hane, Headwater Literary
  • Marketing 101 with Jalissa Corrie, Lee & Low Books
  • School Visits: How To Meet Young Readers, Build An Audience, And Sell Books with Cameron Rosenblum, bestselling author
  • Nonfiction Basics with Amanda Shih, Scholastic
  • The Art of the Break for Writers with Elizabeth Ross Holstrom
  • Internet Stalking Without Being Creepy: How to Research, Network, And Become A Priority in the Slush Pile Jessica Sinsheimer, Context Literary
  • AND MORE!

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I love all the events and classes Manuscript Academy has to offer. Thank you for making industry professionals so accessible to writers.

This was a FANTASTIC series! I love all the very specific, usable tips, especially the ones on how to research agents using metatags and advanced Twitter and Google searches. I had never thought of that before. I couldn't attend live so watched the recordings. I found all the information extremely helpful and inspiring. It was such a supportive environment. Thank you for all the useful strategies on how to track agent submissions and read rejection letters (that was super helpful!). I've had a few "this isn't right for me. But send me another manuscript" type of rejections. It reminds me not to stop listening at "this isn't right for me." but to make note of that agent for "send me another manuscript." - got to find that silver lining!

I love all the events and classes Manuscript Academy has to offer. Thank you for making industry professionals so accessible to writers.

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By far the best critique I've ever received.

I have to honestly say that Linda [Camacho]'s critique was by far the best critique I've ever received from an agent. Very often, the feedback I'd get from agents would be very broad and generic (something like "make sure the pacing doesn't lag"), which could be equally applicable to half of all the manuscripts, but it was never precise or thought out enough to give me specific direction on how to make my particular manuscript better.

Linda's critique was the opposite - it was detailed, thought out, and clearly tailored to the specific issues in my query/manuscript. Linda's critique struck the perfect balance of providing positive feedback together with constructive criticism, which motivated me to continue working on and improving my manuscript without feeling discouraged. While there's still plenty of work for me to do on this manuscript, the critique helped provide me with a clear sense of direction and made me feel enthusiastic about continuing to work on this project.

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Irina

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