2019 Pitch Session Appointment Registration is open
CLICK HERE to select agents and reserve your appointment.
NOTE: once you've made selections and clicked submit, don’t click again, or your credit card may be charged twice. If you're not sure your order was complete, wait for a confirmation message.
As of Saturday evening, May 25:
Annie Bomke, Charlotte Gusay, Eric Myers, Dana Newman and Liz Parker have a few open appointments.
Dara Hyde and Mary C Moore are sold out for the moment.
There are 24 open appointments total.
Numbers will flux with sales and cancelations.
In case your first choices sell out, please pick 2 alternates choices. While you might get first choice of the agents you pick, this is subject to the availability of that particular agent. We will assign your second or third choice as needed. You can get valuable information and ideas from a pitch session from any of our agents, as they are industry savvy and have networks to draw from.
Why Pitch to an Agent?
Agents get hundreds of written proposals and query letters on a daily basis. Most go straight to the bottom of the pile. A face-to-face conversation with an agent might help your project get better attention.
Or you might get valuable professional feedback as to the direction you might want take your project. The agent will meet you personally and will have a face to put with your name if you follow up with a formal query letter, proposal or manuscript.
What is a Pitch Session?
This is a 10-minute personal meeting with an agent or an editor in which you “pitch” your book project. For nonfiction writers, a pitch session is an oral proposal in which you lay out the basic idea of your project and its structure in the hopes of piquing the agent’s interest. If you write fiction, you will pitch the idea of your novel to an agent with the goal of interesting the agent to see your manuscript.
This is speed dating for writers. Plan ahead what you want to ask and to say, so that you put forth an image that reflects the quality of your project.
How it Works
Subject to availability of time slots, you may sign up to pitch your idea to as many agents or editors as you choose. Once you are a registered attendee of the conference, you may pick agents from the list below and use our secure online registration to sign up for a 10-minute pitch session. There is no manuscript involved.
Please make your selections carefully. Once purchased, there will be no changes or refunds given as long there are open agent appointments.
Your schedule of pitch sessions will be given to you along with your SBWC conference badge when you check-in at registration.
Pitch Session Fees
The cost for each 10-minute pitch session is $30 dollars. There is no manuscript involved, but you may bring a 1-page query letter or synopsis that you could leave with the agent upon the agent’s request.
Agent Pitch Sessions
All appointments with agents will take place on June 18, 2019
This Year's Agents
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