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We cannot wait to join you on March 16th at the Westport Library for the Pitch & Publish Conference. This all day event is packed full of inspiring industry insiders, including writers Leigh Stein, Anya Liftig, agent Paul Lucas, and editor Brigette Dale, 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, lunch, books for sale, wrap party Saturday evening, as well as the exciting opportunity to pitch your book to two agents. New this year: agents will read five pages of your work ahead of the conference.


Agent 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 and five pages of your work which will be shared with both agents in advance of your meetings.


Questions? Email: 


Agents taking pitches in person: 

  • Paul Lucas - Janklow & Nesbit 
  • FULL: Kelly Karczewski- United Talent Agency
  • Jessica Felleman - Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
  • Eloy Bleifuss - Janklow & Nesbit 
  • Rachel Beck - Liza Dawson 
  • Ayla Zura Friedland - Frances Goldin Literary Agency
  • FULL: Reiko Davis - DeFiore & Company


Agents taking pitches remotely: 

  • Alexandra Franklin - Curtis Brown
  • FULL: Sharon Pelletier - DG&B
  • Maggie Cooper - Aevitas
  • FULL: Charlotte Wenger - Prospect Agency
  • FULL: Erica McGrath - Writers House


Westport Library

20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT 06880


Remote Access via Zoom

Friday, March 15th

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Welcome Party for all conference participants at the Workshop

Saturday, March 16th at the Westport Library

9:00 - 10:00  Registration & Coffee  

10:00 - 10:15  Welcome comments and overview  

10:15 - 11:00  PANEL 1: Ask the Agent 

11:00 - 11:30  Q&A, Ask the Agent 

11:30 - 12:15  Practice Your Pitch

12:15 - 12:45  Lunch Break (lunch included)

12:15 - 2:15  Agent Pitches 

1:00 - 1:45   PANEL 2: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Everything You Always Wanted to know about Publishing but were Too Afraid to Ask 

1:45 - 2:00 Q&A  

2:00 - 2:30 Writing Exercise 

2:15 - 4:15  Agent Pitches 

2:45 - 3:45 Keynote Speaker - Leigh Stein

3:45 - 4:15 Ending Remarks & book signing 

4:30 - 7:30  After Party, Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar



Pricing includes the Saturday conference, two pitches, and 

entrance to the networking reception on Friday evening.


What is the cancellation policy? 

For Conferences With Pitches, partial refunds will be given if requested before February 27th. No refunds for Conference Only; if you are unable to attend you will be provided with a recording of the event. 


Questions? Email: 

Pitch and Publish Conference with Pitches

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