A Workshop with Peter Riva

Riva Peter

Southwest Festival of the Written Word

Presents:
A workshop with Peter Riva!

One-on-One Workshop with Literary Agent Peter Riva

“Publishing Advice for Authors”
Saturday, December 5th, 2015, 9:30-5pm
Location: TBA in Silver City

100% for the benefit of Grant County Community Foundation.

This unusual and exciting workshop will help take you to the next level in your writing. The day operates on three levels. For the basic price, all participants will get Peter’s well-experienced take on the industry today and then listen in on his comments and critiques for those participating in Level 2 or 3 discussions:

Level 2: For the additional fee, participants will submit 20 pages of their manuscript and other information two weeks in advance. Peter will give you a twenty-minute feedback session on your manuscript and supporting documents. Limited to 10 participants.
or
Level 3: For an additional fee, writers can submit a two page summary of their book and a query letter two weeks in advance. Peter will give a ten –minute review session of your material. Limited to 15 participants

Fees: $40 basic registration
Plus $75 for level 2 or $40 for level 3. All fees are contributed to the Grant County Community Foundation.

A complete description of the materials you need to submit ahead of time and a registration form are shown below.  Click here to download the registration form and materials lists in Word format: A workshop with Peter Riva

To register for the workshop, complete the registration form and mail with payment to address below. Make checks out to GCCF.

SWFWW, PO Box 1767, Silver City NM 88062

After receipt of payment by SWFWW, email your original submission details as per exact attached instructions to Peter Riva at jpr@intltrans.com and send a copy by mail to SWFWW. All submissions must be received two weeks prior to the workshop

Registration Form for Peter Riva Workshop
Saturday Dec. 5th 9:30-5pm

Name: _____________________________________________
Address:____________________________________________
Email:_____________________________________________
Phone:____________________________________________

Basic registration: $40_________________
Level 2 registration: $40 + $75= $115________
Level 3 registration: $40 + $40=$80__________
Pay with a check made out to GCCF:__________

OR:
Charge my credit card:
Name of cardholder___________________________________________
CC#__________________________________________
Expiration date________________Security code________________________
Signature______________________________________________________

After receipt of payment by SWFWW, email your original submission details as per exact attached instructions to Peter Riva at jpr@intltrans.com and send a copy by mail to SWFWW. All submissions must be received two weeks prior to the workshop

Here are the materials authors need to submit 2 weeks ahead of time:
Level 2 participants: A document that includes all of the following information (a checklist):
Section 1:

 Name and date
 mailing address and email address
 working title of manuscript
 overview/summary (1-2 pages)
 Manuscript status (complete, initial stages, finished but requiring fact checking, copy editing, etc.)
 estimated word count when complete
 chapter titles and brief summary of each chapter
 Your intended target audience and why they might find this book compelling.
 books that would be considered competitors of your book and how your book differs from these – explain the value of your book over the competition
 short bio of yourself, including reputation, credentials and recognition (e.g. awards) that qualify you to write about this topic
 links to previous publication(s)
 a description of ways that you will help to promote your book, including any media contacts you may have
 Your network to other authors and/or advance blurbs.
Section 2. Your manuscript (a checklist)
 the 1st 20 pages, double-spaced, MS Word doc, or Mac rtf format
 your name and page number on each page (as header or footer)
 copyright & date on each page (as header or footer)
 margins: top=1”, bottom=1”, left/right = 1.2”.

Level 3 : A document that includes all of the following information (a checklist):
 Name and date,
 mailing address and email
 working title of manuscript,
 overview/summary (2-3 pages),
 Manuscript status (complete, initial stages, finished but requiring fact checking, copy editing, etc.),
 estimated word count when complete,
 your intended target audience and why they might find this book compelling,
 books that would be considered competitors of your book and how your book differs from these – explain the value of your book over the competition,
 short bio of yourself, including reputation, credentials and recognition (e.g. awards) that qualify you to write about this topic,
 Your network to other authors and/or advance blurbs.


One Commentto A Workshop with Peter Riva

  1. Bruce Wilson says:

    I’m ready! I’ve sent in my application and included the check. I’m truly looking forward to Riva’s input on my manuscript and query. Is it December yet?

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