Speed dating literary agents

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What would be the advantage, I wondered, of putting myself through the stress of a literary cattle call?In the end, I convinced myself it would at least give me something to write a blog post—or two—about, and so here I am, analysing the pros and cons of attending a speed pitching event.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. Your schedule of pitch sessions will be given to you along with your SBWC conference badge when you check-in at registration.The cost for each 10-minute pitch session is dollars.By closing this banner or by continuing to use Eventbrite, you agree.

(There is a reading / consultation fee per submission) While most participate on panels and are available by appointment at the free pitch sessions, not all participate in the Advanced Submission Masters Pro Critique™ Program.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.Please read the bio of each participant carefully before applying to find the best reviewer for your work. Attendees may apply each day at the 1-on-1 Desk next to Registration, aware that space is limited by the availability schedule of each agent, and the appointment calendar may be full after the first day.Yes, WC2 conference attendees have signed with literary agents and earned publishing deals.

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