Improved for 2012! More time, shorter lines, more agents, more room
For THREE FULL HOURS, the Writer’s Digest Writing Conference is host to more than
60 professional literary agents. During that time, you’ll be able to pitch to as many of them as you can in three minute sessions. The first 90 seconds of each meeting are for you to pitch your work, be it fiction or nonfiction. The remaining time is for the agent to give his or her immediate feedback on the pitch, along with invaluable suggestions for improving it. When time is called, you move to the next agent on your list. What you'll get:
* Face time with top literary agents
* Immediate feedback on your pitch so you can hone your presentation on the fly
* Tips from agents on how to make your work even more marketable
* The chance to find professional representation by some of the best in the business!
Who you choose to see is entirely up to you. A list of the agents and the types of work they represent allow you to target the people who are right for your work. And you get to do it over and over again until the THREE hours are up. By the end, your pitch will be honed to a razor’s edge. The slam is open to all attendees, so make sure to prep your pitch in advance. Remember, you only have 90 seconds to convey what’s so great about your work. Make every second count!
Need help in knowing exactly what you need to prepare to pitch your work?Than don't miss Chuck Sambuchino's session Pitch Perfect on Friday afternoon of the conference. Chuck will provide guidelines for honing your pitch, being comfortable with presenting, and give you confidence to make a great impression.