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Conference with Pitches $675


We cannot wait to join you May 20th at the Westport Library for the Pitch & Publish Conference. This is an all day event packed full of the most inspiring line up of industry insiders, including writers Courtney Maum, Leigh Stein, Chris Belden, agent Betsey Lerner, editor Nicole James, just to name a few! We know they are going to inspire, educate, motivate and encourage you on your publishing journey. 


The Conference with Pitches package gives you the full conference experience including welcome party Friday night, all talks, panels and Q&A sessions Saturday, books for sale, wrap party Saturday evening, as well as the exciting opportunity to pitch your book to two agents. 


Agent & Small Press Editor Pitching 


Writers who have registered for the conference with pitches have the option to discuss their work in person at the library or via Zoom with two agents for 10 minutes each (included in the cost of registration). Pitch appointments will be scheduled throughout the day but as all speaker sessions will be recorded and available after the conference, no one will have to miss any part.  A few weeks before the conference, you will receive an email to select two Pitch Takers. In this email, you’ll find more information about each Pitch Taker. Once you are matched with your pitch takers, we will request your query letter which will be shared with both agents in advance of your meetings.


Agents taking pitches: 

  • Sarah Landis - Sterling Lord Literistic

  • Ayla Zuraw-Friedland – Goldin Lit Agency  

  • Nora Gonzalez - Gernert Agency 

  • Eloy Bleifuss - Janklow & Nesbit 

  • Jaclyn Gilbert - Driftless Literary

  • Samantha Wekstein - Thompson Lit. Agency 

  • Colin Hosten - Woodhall Press 


Agents taking pitches remotely: 

  • Marin Takikawa  - Friedrich Agency 

  • Michaela Whatnall - Dystel, Goderich & Bourret


For more information, visit the Pitch & Publish Conference page. 


AGENDA for Saturday Conference

8:00 - 9:00  Registration   

9:15 - 9:30   Welcome comments and overview  

9:30 - 10:15  Agent Panel 

10:00 - 12:30 Agent Pitches

10:30 - 11:30 Road to Publication Panel

11:30 - 12:00 Ice Breakers and Mindfulness

12:15 - 1:30   Lunch 

1:30 - 2:30   Level Up Panel

1:30 - 4:00 Agent Pitches

2:45 - 3:30  Writing Exercise

4:00 - 5:00  Keynote with Courtney Maum 

5:00 - 6:00  Closing Remarks  

6:00 - 9:00  After Party


Westport Library

20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT 06880


Remote Access via Zoom

Saturday, May 20, 2023


PRICE: $675


Pricing includes the Saturday conference, two pitches, and 

entrance to the networking reception on Friday evening.


For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email


Pitch & Publish Conference with Pitches - In person or Online

SKU: S520s23
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