Pitch your writing project to an agent/acquisition editor…

Mary E Knippel coaching attendees at WNBA-SF Meet the Agents March 26 event - photo by Mary Jo McConahay

Mary E. Knippel coaching WNBA-SF Pitch-O-Rama attendees

Attention Bay Area Writers:  Do you have a manuscript you’d like to get in front of an Agent or Acquisitions Editor? Usually, talking with a literary professional means spending hundreds of dollars by attending a writing conference which often involves traveling great distances…but you are in luck! The Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter has designed a special event to bring you and your project together with the professionals you need to know on your journey to publication. 

WNBA-SF is hosting the 12th Annual Pitch-O-Rama (aka Meet-the-Agents & Acquisitions Editors Event) in San Francisco (Women’s Bldg, 3543 18th St.) on Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Feeling a little nervous about talking about your project? We realize this can be a little overwhelming. Writing is a solitary venture…talking about the work is something entirely different! We’ve got you covered…

WNBA-SF members will be on hand to prep attendees on how to best use this rare opportunity of a face-to-face meeting with an agent/acquisitions editor.

Study the list of literary professionals you have the opportunity to speak to during the event. Prioritize your top picks so that you make the best use of your time.

Just a few words to remember:

  1. Tell a good story. Talk about your project with enthusiasm, focus, and heart. Keep it short – you only have three minutes…concentrate on the best bits.
  2. Be a good listener. The agents/acquisition editors are there to find great stuff. Your work may only need a few adjustments to be just what they are looking for.
  3. Be yourself! Relax and have fun! This is an amazing opportunity to network with other writers and learn about their writing process.
About Mary E. Knippel

Mary E Knippel, Writer Unleashed and the founder of Your Writing Mentor supports women to take pen in hand to unleash their story worth writing...to leverage their impact through their stories...reclaim their voices...to polish their words so that they sparkle and shine from the start...and go from making dinner to making a difference. Contact her at mary (at) yourwritingmentor.com.