ProConsultation™ / "Pitch" Sessions
with Literary Agents and Publishers
offer you a one-on-one "pitch" meeting with a literary agent
or publisher. This is a terrific way to make connections
as well as get constructive, professional feedback and advice on
You may consult with or "pitch" a
particular professional regarding an interest in representing
your specific project, but also use the session as an opportunity to receive information,
constructive criticism and feedback concerning the viability,
marketability, or quality of your idea or synopsis.
ProConsultations are available for registered
attendees to meet with agents and publishers in person. This is
not a ProCritique -- they do not read the manuscript in
advance. This service is a part of your registration at no
Attendees must be registered and paid in full for the conference in order
to participate in ProConsultations.
After you complete check-in/registration and have your badge and credentials, you may visit the ProCriqitue / Consultation Desk. There will be a list
of agents and publishers who have agreed to meet, and a master calendar
with open time slots. You will select who you
want and when to meet, based the availability calendar. The
calendar is usually available at the start of the conference
are scheduled on a first come, first served basis at the time attendees receive
credentials at the registration desk. Requested professionals are not guaranteed for
all the usual "Act of God" reasons. Consult the biographies of the agents and/or publishers
in advance to determine the best person(s) to present your work.
If an agent or publisher wants more time with an attendee,
additional appointments may be scheduled at no extra cost.
Please note: there are no guarantees that appointments will
be available after the attendee leaves the check-in/registration
not send manuscripts to WC2 in advance. You may bring a copy of the first three chapters with a synopsis
of the work, so you have it available should the agent or publisher ask to receive
may prefer a printed copy, some may prefer MS Word Docs, or PDFs
on a CD, most will give you a business card with a special email address to send the requested material. You should be ready with all options, as well as have the entire MS on a CD or thumbdrive.
We do not offer duplicating services at the conference, so plan ahead.
At the start of the session, you may enter and sit with
your appointment for the allotted time. When an end to the session is announced, please move on to your next appointment. IF THE AGENT OR PUBLISHER GIVES YOU NO INDICATION
TO MOVE ON, YOU MAY REMAIN SEATED.
If the agent or publisher declines interest, please stand and
move on in a cordial, timely manner so that the next attendee
may have his/her full appointment. When you have finished your
appointments, please exit the meeting room. If you've arranged
for further time with an agent or publisher, you should also
arrange for a place to meet convenient to both of you.
NOTE: Attendees who enroll for Masters ProCritiques
/ Advanced Submissions with literary agents will receive first
choice of appointments, which are scheduled in advance.
The open balance of the calendar for free ProConsultations
(pitch sessions) is posted the first day of the conference.
Many of the time slots are filled by attendees who register for
all three days.
are no guarantees that free time slots will be available, especially
attendees who register for Saturday and/or Sunday only. Simply,
there is only so many
hours in a day that we can ask agents to meet and take pitches, so this
free service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks
for your understanding.
Missed consultation appointments will not
be rescheduled or refunded.