Not only will you have a chance to pitch to attending agents and editors, each of these industry professionals will be presenting workshops to assist you in your writing career. Here’s who you can meet.
Register for up to two pitch sessions with our agents/editors at Conference. Each pitch session gives you ten minutes to hook an agent or editor with your finished manuscript or book proposal, and to have a conversation to see if you’re a good fit to work together.
Our 2019 agents are:
Editor in Attendance:
Danielle Dieterich, G.P Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Random House. Between them, they cover virtually all genres. Not ready to pitch?
You will still have ample opportunity to learn from our industry professionals at our Read & Critique and industry professional panels, and you can ask them questions on any aspect of business and craft at Manuscript MD sessions—no pre-registration required.
They will also be sharing their knowledge and expertise in these workshops: Kaitlyn Johnson, Rules and Realities of Self-Editing; Amy Bishop, #QueryTips: Demystifying the Query Process; Bibi Lewis, Subsidiary Rights, what are they and when does it make sense to retain?; and Danielle Dieterich, Navigating the Author/Editor Relationship
For authors who want the versatility of having some say how their book arrives on bookshelves while working with a team to produce a quality book, an independent publisher might be the ideal solution. The Wild Rose Press is an independent, royalty paying publisher of books in both electronic and print formats. TWRP, as it’s affectionately known, has published more than 3,000 titles since its first release in May 2006, in a number of romance genres, erotica, mainstream, women’s and YA genres. In January 2018, TWRP was named Best Publisher of the Year for the 9th year. TWRP president and editor-in-chief Rhonda Penders is taking pitches at this year’s Conference for manuscripts in all TWRP genres. Rhonda will also sit on a Read & Critique and industry professional panel, and she’s tackling the often tricky question, Where Does the Story Start, in an interactive workshop.
Do you want to pitch directly to an independent publisher? Select a pitch session with Rhonda Penders when you register.
All the links you need to register for the #Pennwriters2019 are below.