[Authors Series] Small Package, Big Impact: The Ins and Outs of a Successful Query Letter

Elizabeth Lopez
VP of Literary, Marilyn Atlas Management

"Elizabeth is articulate, thoughtful and very prepared. She seemed very sincere in helping us and valuing us as writers. Her critic of my new novel really helped move it forward. She is a real pro at praising what is of value and analyzing what needs to be improved. It was a pleasure and privilege working with her. I only hope she offers to do more workshops, clinic, anything in the future." - Kathi C., Author

Just like a pitch for a feature or TV show, there’s an art to the query letter. If you’ve never written one, though, condensing your 90,000-word book into a few paragraphs seems impossible. You’ve spent all this time on your book - either fiction or non-fiction - and having to decide what to include in the query letter is the next big step to getting your work out there.

That’s why Roadmap invites Elizabeth Lopez to give you all the tools you need to craft the perfect query letter right out of the gate!

This 60-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Who a query letter is for
  • What to include or not to include
  • Professional formatting
  • Live Q&A
About Your Host

Elizabeth Lopez attended Vassar College, majoring in English Literature. She was a screenwriting fellow of the L.A. Latino Film Festival and has had several articles published online and in print for entertainment-oriented magazines such as “Storylink,” “The Script Lab,” and “Gideon’s Screenwriting Tips.” She has taught screenwriting classes at the Ojai Writers Festival, The Writers Store, and for the WGA TV Writers’ Fund. She and her partner Marilyn R. Atlas, along with producer Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein, co-wrote the character-based guide/workbook “Dating Your Character,” which embraces a more playful approach that focuses on tying plot to inherent and evolved character behavior.

Elizabeth started her Hollywood career as a story analyst for talent managers and production companies, including Vincent Cirrincione & Associates and The Little Company. As VP of Literary Development at Marilyn Atlas Management, she has been managing writing talent, helping set up projects like “Bitterroot” at Starz. She was instrumental in setting up book deals for first-time writers at HarperCollins, Sourcebooks, and Career Press. She edited and sold Jonisha Rios’ comic novella “The Curse” to Café con Leche press. She is also currently ghostwriting a novel tie-in for an upcoming Lionsgate film to be released in 2020.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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