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October 10, 2020 Chapter Meeting with Adria Goetz, Agent – Crafting a Compelling Cover Letter

Date(s) - 10/10/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 10th

2 – 4 p.m. Pacific Time

Crafting a Compelling Cover Letter

Adria Goetz, Agent with Martin Literary & Media Management


Adria Goetz, Agent with Martin Literary & Media Management will speak on Crafting a Compelling Cover Letter – Writing a great query letter is an art and a science, and this workshop examines the core elements every strong query letter has, and how to add that extra pizzazz that will capture the attention of an agent or editor. Real examples from the instructor’s inbox, both good and bad, will be shared, as well as a specific formula workshop attendees can plug their information into in order to generate a great query letter.


Adria Goetz is a Literary Agent with Seattle-based Martin Literary & Media Management, specializing in picture books, middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction, as well as gift books and devotionals. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis, as well as the Columbia Publishing Course. In 2019, she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree. She was recently proud to represent Taste Your Words by Bonnie Clark, The Ugly Doodles by Valeria Wicker, The Ocean Calls by Tina Cho, and No Ordinary Thing by G.Z. Schmidt. Adria lives in an old Victorian farmhouse with her husband Alex and their two darling cats, Maple and Mulberry. To learn more about Adria and what she is (and isn’t) looking for, check out her wish list at com, and her agency’s website She tweets at @adriamgoetz.


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