Crafting a stand-out proposal takes a fresh idea, a demonstrated audience, and, what book editors like to call, great “scaffolding.” In addition to what we hear from aspiring writers, we’ve pooled insights from a few of our authors on the toughest parts of the book proposal process. What we’re told? It’s detailing the table of contents, summarizing the whole book into one page, and knowing when your proposal is ready.
Here are some helpful strategies for tackling those challenges:
We are currently putting together a brand new workshop that focuses exclusively on proposal development. During the workshop, Lucinda will walk through each section of your proposal, sharing tips on what publishers are looking for. Those who attend will gain exclusive access to our Lucinda Literary Proposal Template. At the end of this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to share your proposal for Lucinda’s personal review and critique.
Developing proposals from the ground up is one of the most challenging, and fun, parts of our business. Reach out if you want to participate!