Pitchfest is your opportunity to pitch directly to an agent or editor. Agents and editors are actively searching for new authors to represent.How it works? When the agent(s) and editor(s) are announced for the pitchfest, you're highly advised to find agents/editors who are looking for submissions in the genre(s) in which you work. The pitchfest will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Here, interested attendees will have the opportunity to meet with agent(s) or editor(s) to pitch their work. Each meeting is capped at 5 minutes giving enough time for you to pitch and receive feedback from agent/editor. It is incumbent on the author to research the agent(s) to whom they are pitching, to know the type of work that they do, the genres they represent and the types of contracts that they offer. PitchFest is an opportunity to practice 'pitching' your work and yourself to agents and editors.
Pitchfest takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no Sign Up's - show up early & pitch your work!
We recommend you to research the agent/editor you plan on pitching. Each agent and editor might have a different requirement. Completed manuscripts are preferred.
Yes, we recommend you pitch only completed work to the participating agents and editors. Please reference the agent and editors’ bios for complete submission requirements.
Yes. If you have a thriller and have the opportunity to pitch it to an agent or editor looking for a thriller by all means go for it. Then pitch your fantasy novel to a different agent looking for that.
Please dress comfortably as Sunday will be a long day starting at 9am.