2019 Pitch Session Appointment Registration Is Closed

All pitch session appointments are sold out. We will likely have a few open appointments at the conference if we have cancellations. Sorry if you missed registering for an appointment.

We will have manuscript consultants at the conference and you might want to consider that option instead.

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 Appointment registration is closed.

please do not register for appointments now.

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