Speed dating literary agents
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.
All appointments with agents will take place on June 18, 2019please do not register for appointments now. NOTE: once you've made selections and clicked submit, don’t click again, or your credit card may be charged twice.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 $30 dollars.This year the ASA also offered a similar opportunity for regional writers to pitch via phone or video conference in a virtual literary speed dating event.For those who haven’t heard of literary speed dating, imagine a high school parent-teacher conference. One agent and seven publishers were seated at desks around a large room, and eighty or so hopeful authors lined up for the chance to pitch their work.We will have manuscript consultants at the conference and you might want to consider that option instead.
Agents get hundreds of written proposals and query letters on a daily basis. A face-to-face conversation with an agent might help your project get better attention.
The time allowed for each pitch was three minutes, at which time a bell rang and you moved to the end of another queue.
We had ninety minutes to pitch to as many industry professionals as possible.
All are looking for fresh talent with polished manuscripts.
(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.
A couple of weeks ago I attended my first face-to-face pitching event: ASA literary speed dating, in Sydney.