Introduction to the Nonfiction Book Proposal, with Susanne Dunlap

Nonfiction books—self-help, how-to, informational—are sold on proposal, including only a few sample chapters. But memoirs, as well, benefit from having book proposals to support the pitching process, even though they do require a completed manuscript. This workshop covers the essential elements of a book proposal, with guidelines for writing them, how to format a proposal, and the basics of researching agents and publishers for your book. 

Saturday, December 12, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ($75)

Susanne Dunlap is the author of ten historical novels for adults and teens. Her young adult novel The Musician’s Daughter was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bankstreet Children’s Book of the Year, and it was nominated for the Missouri Gateway Readers Prize and the Utah Book AwardHer latest novel, Listen to the Wind and The Spirit of Fire are the first volumes of a medieval trilogy for adults, The Orphans of Tolosa. Listen to the Wind is a semi-finalist for the Chaucer Awards for Pre-1750 Historical Fiction and a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. Susanne has a PhD in music history from Yale University. Susanne is also an Author Accelerator Advanced Certified Book Coach.