By the Book: Draft a Killer Query

Cassandra Rodgers
Book Literary Agent @ The Rights Factory
Sundays 5/24 & 5/31 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

You’ve been slaving away at your book for years now and are finally ready to take it to an agent/publisher. You’ve mastered the pacing, voice, character development, and got rid of all your typos. You’re ready, but just as you start to relax, a new challenge presents itself: the query letter.

How do you begin to translate an entire book into such a short document? What do you need to cover? What are the dos and don’ts? And what are queries used for anyway?

Don’t fret! Take this two-week class and learn all of this and more!

This Two-Week Clinic Will Cover:

  • Query letter basics
  • What you should include
  • What you shouldn’t include
  • Personalized feedback on your query letter
  • Live Q&A
About Your Host

After a long career in finance, Cassandra Rodgers decided to pursue her love of literature by getting involved with running a literary festival. Organizing panels, looking after authors and managing promotions paved the way to her current career as an agent. She joined The Rights Factory in 2013, where she uses her discerning tastes and sharp business acumen in the service of her clients’ literary careers.

Cassandra has a diverse group of clients from across North America that ranges from debut authors to celebrities. Actively building her list, she is interested in adult literary and commercial women’s fiction. With a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto, she does have a weakness for historical fiction. Non-fiction is another passion – particularly politics, history, science, and finance. Memoirs that can make her laugh, cry, or inspire her are always welcome.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!


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