Dazzle an Agent: Pro Tips to Put the Polish on Your Manuscript with Jean Zimmer

Join Straw Dog Writers Guild for a craft workshop: Dazzle an Agent: Pro Tips to Put the Polish on Your Manuscript with Jean Zimmer, at Make-It Springfield.

The publishing market is brutally competitive. It’s not easy to get a query past the gatekeepers at publishing houses and literary agencies. You’re going to need an achingly good (and short) intro letter and an irresistible manuscript sample. You could pay an editor to buff up your prose, but with a little bit of elbow grease you can do much of the cleanup yourself. At this workshop freelance writer and editor Jean Zimmer will teach you basic editorial hacks that will help you send out a clear, compelling, sample of your very best work. Join Straw Dog Writers Guild for this craft workshop on Saturday, April 20, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon at Make-It Springfield, 286 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA. Light snacks will be served

Jean Zimmer has edited and ghostwritten gazillions of books over the past thirty years for clients high and low, far and near. Please refer to her website,, to learn more about her.

SDWG is pleased to announce Make-It Springfield, a space for exploration and creativity, as a new venue for in-person Straw Dog programming! There is free parking on the weekends on the streets near Make-It Springfield. It’s 20 minutes from Northampton, 15 minutes from Enfield, CT, two minutes from 291E, exit 2. 


Apr 20 2024


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Make-It Springfield
286 Bridge St., Springfield, MA


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