Tuesday

New York Pitch Conference

The New York Pitch Conference celebrates its ten year anniversary of working the New York publishing to bring quality literature of all kinds to the American reading public. And don't we wish more of them read!

Included here a few quality comments from supportive writers and published authors:

http://writenaked.net/2015/04/03/guest-post-day-in-the-life-at-the-ny-pitch-conference/
Posted by New York Pitch Conference Review on Friday, April 3, 2015

http://www.thegamesmenplay.com/blog/2014/12/17/more-adventures-in-publishing?rq=algonkian
Posted by New York Pitch Conference Review on Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Cindy has signed an agent contract with Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Agency in New York:cindyfazzi.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/new-york-pitch-conference-the-art-of-selling-your-first-book/#more-667
Posted by New York Pitch Conference Review on Friday, October 10, 2014



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"My novel was requested by four of the five editors I pitched. Tessa Woodward at Harper Collins quickly made an offer for it, and Paula Munier, who had read my first page at the conference, represented me to negotiate a contract. After getting Tessa's notes, I am now working on a significant re-write that will expand and improve my novel more than I ever could have on my own." 

  - Kim Van Alkemade, Author of ORPHAN 8


"Read More 275 queries later, I attended the New York Pitch and by lunch of the first day I knew exactly why my novel had failed. By the end of the day, I had changed the title, made editorial changes to the story, and later, when time came to query, I employed the strategy recommended at the conference: research agents on Publisher's Marketplace and use the editors from the conference who requested manuscripts as leverage. Within one hour I received an email requesting a full manuscript from an agent at Trident Media. Six days later I received another email about my novel, THE ENIGMATOLOGIST, and requesting to discuss representation. Using what I learned at the conference, I was able to do in what week what I couldn't do in three years. I'm absolutely convinced that everything I learned at the conference is responsible for my success."

 - Benjamin Adams, signed by Trident Media Agency


Cate Holahan's DARK TURNS pitched at the NYC in Paula Munier's NYC mystery/thriller workshop and sold to Matt Martz at Crooked Lane, the new crime fiction imprint of Bookspan--two book deal. Publication set for 2015. Paula Munier, NYC faculty, representing Cate and DARK TURNS.

"Read More Algonkian helped me develop a discipline around the creative process, enabling me to write with a clear intention to publish. It has been a year since the program and I continue to refer to the workshop material. From the story analyses I learned to examine my own work with rigor." 

 - Sheela Sukumaran, PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellow 


"Understand, before that I had never taken a writing class, attended a seminar or workshop, I didn't even have a writer's group. The beauty of this conference was that they had editors from major houses coming to listen to our pitches and to give us feedback, and even to ask for our manuscripts if they were interested. And I was one of the lucky ones. Two editors asked to see a partial. I started querying about September 20, and my agent, Sally Wofford-Girand of Brick House Literary Agents, made an offer of representation..."

 - Sujatha Hampton, Author of AS IT WAS WRITTEN


"Read More The New York pitch conference gets tons of credit for my pending publication. Plus, your advice on querying to only a few agents at a time, and Caitlin's editing all contributed to my good news. Publication set for early 2016! Thanks for putting it on and for encouraging scared newcomers like me." 

 - Angela Pisel, novel sold by Jill Marsal to Putnam


"I must confess that it surprised me when folks at the New York Pitch Conference fastened on Thomas Edison's dark side as the most interesting aspect of the novel ... Once you define the book as being about the struggle between the Weisses and Thomas Edison's Motion Picture Patent Company, however, a lot of diffuse stuff falls into line. Then I came home from the recent Algonkian conference at Harpers Ferry, reread the manuscript, and realized I had thrown away a great opportunity in the second-to-the-last chapter to resolve the Edison/Weiss conflict in a meaty and dramatic way. In a word, it was lame." 

  - Irene Fleming [aka Kathleen Gallison], Author of THE EDGE OF RUIN

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A substantial amount of commentary and contract awards can be found here.