For 2019, we decided to do things a little differently. In the past, attendees had 5 minutes to pitch their completed manuscripts. Having only a few short minutes to pitch a project to an agent or editor often proved incredibly stressful, plus, many attendees want to discuss other aspects of writing and publishing, so we came up with 10-minute consults. Pitch your finished manuscript, or talk about a project you've started, or ask about the publishing industry; you decide how to use your ten minutes! Each agent or editor will have 14 slots available. Attendees can sign up during registration for $10 (limit 2). If there are slots open as we near the conference (and on May 3) we'll open it up to allow attendees to purchase additional consults for $10 each. There will be a time keeper moderating the session, but it is extremely important that both the writers and the agent/editor are mindful of not going over the allotted time.

If you are pitching a completed manuscript, we strongly advise you to choose an agent or editor who accepts the genre you are pitching. Do not sign up with an industry professional just because they have an open slot. Please check out the bios and websites of the participating agents and editors ahead of time, so you are familiar with each one. There is a link to a Google Spreadsheet on the registration page and you can view availability. Once you've paid, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to the spreadsheet. If slots are filled, email April at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to a specific waitlist. Please note: This is only available to those who are registered for Friday or both days; not Saturday-only attendees. 

Because we have extended the time with agents from 5 minutes to 10 minutes, we cannot offer our unsual Critique Session.