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Specialty Class with David Miles


  • Starts Jun 10
  • 775 US dollars
  • American Preparatory Academy, 431 West 11915 S, Draper UT 84020

Available spots

Service Description

PRE-REQUISITE: To register for this class, attendees must have previously attended WIFYR for two years OR must obtain special permission. --------------------------------- Workshop Information: *Exciting news! As part of this course, David has guaranteed WIFYR that at least one lucky manuscript produced in his class—if not more—will be acquired by his own press, Bushel & Peck Books. Class is limited to 20 slots. Board book, picture book, nonfiction, and middle grade writers are welcome. Note: If you write middle grade, we won’t work on a full manuscript, but just a first chapter.* “It's so hard to get published," writers say. Yes and no. Only a small percentage of books are acquired, but crafting a manuscript that publishers want isn’t as hard as it seems. Chances are, you’re simply missing the mark—and you might not even know why. This class sets out to change that and, most importantly, to give you your very best shot at being . . . acquired! During your week with David—co-founder of the award-winning press Bushel & Peck—you’ll work to create at least one manuscript that stands a real chance at getting . . . acquired! by a national publishing house. That’s the goal, and nothing less. No need to bring existing manuscripts. You’re going to blow up your entire process and start from scratch, working directly with David to come up with ideas that tick all the boxes for a hungry publisher. Once you have a real gem of a manuscript, David will close the week by providing an insider’s tips on crafting a pitch-perfect submission. With a little luck, an attractive manuscript, and a brilliant pitch, you’ll be writing us back one day to say, “Thanks to this class, my manuscript got . . . acquired!” NOTE: David will teach this class from California. He'll work with you for two hours each day and then give you assignments for the remaining two hours of the morning workshop. This will be directed by assistant Melanie Skelton on-site at the conference. David will be in person on Friday for five hours of class (instead of the usual four). This is not a virtual class. This Workshop is a Great Option for: -PB, Chapter/Intermediate, MG writers -Nonfiction & fiction Registration for this workshop also includes: *feedback from faculty on your manuscript *an agent/editor consultation on the first 750 words of your manuscript *the Afternoon Sessions *an in-class visit from an editor/agent --------------------------------- Early Bird Cost: $725 After March 10th: $775

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We understand not all circumstances can be anticipated. However, our faculty and staff put in a considerable amount of time critiquing registrants’ manuscripts and organizing Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers long before the conference begins. All refund requests must be made in writing. Please email to make the request. WIFYR Handling Fee Rates January = 20% February = 20% March = 25% April = 50% After May 1 = No refund Morning Class Deposit Refunds: If you make a deposit on a class and decide to withdraw, there will be a $200 non-refundable fee. Pre-Registration: Booking before January 1 will save your spot in the workshop with a non-refundable $25. The full remaining balance MUST be paid by January 7, 2024 to keep your spot in the workshop. You will receive an emailed invoice to complete the transaction.

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