MatchMaker Clinics

Selene Castrovilla
Wednesdays, March 17th and March 31st 4pm - 6pm PT

For the first week, you will send Selene 50 pages of your manuscript and then have a  25 minutes story notes call with her (in a roundtable setting). Then in the second week, you will send your revised 50 pages pages to Selene and have another 25 minute session to talk about the revisions and get any final notes.


About Your Host

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning author and publisher dedicated to uncovering hidden truths about both our nation's history and ourselves. Her latest book, THE FOUNDING MOTHERS OF THE UNITED STATES, reveals surprising and poignant ways women contributed to creating America. TEN STEPS TO FINDING HAPPY, her recent self-improvement book, is a Bookbub pick. Her previous books on the American Revolution received a multitude of awards and accolades. Her novel MELT won six awards and her novel LUNA RISING was named Best Chick Lit by the Book Excellence Awards. Happily writing across genres (and formats, with a producer shopping her TV pilots in Hollywood), Selene is also the publisher of Last Syllable Books. She debuted author Alison Littman's RADIO UNDERGROUND, which Lauren Conrad deemed a “must-read.” Born in New York City, Selene helped her iconic aunt Olga Bloom build and establish Bargemusic, a world-famous floating concert hall in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA in English from New York University. A mother of two grown sons, she lives with rescue cats and nature on Long Island in a purple house on a lagoon. National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson calls her “a writer worth watching.” Please visit

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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