New York Writers Workshop hosts two three-day Pitch Conferences in New York City for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and Children's and YA, featuring editors from the big commercial publishing houses, and two two-day Small/Independent Press Pitch Conferences for writers of fiction and nonfiction, featuring editors from small independent presses more willing to look at material that falls outside the range of the big commercial houses. Each type of conference is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.
Participants polish their pitches with the help of conference leaders who are members of the New York Writers Workshop faculty, then present them to three different editors from the featured publishing houses. Editors provide feedback and may request proposals and manuscripts after the conference.
New York Writers Workshop Pitch Conference features a panel discussion of NYC based literary agents.
See Conference Leadership for a list of some of the agents, editors and publishing houses we work with.
Upcoming Conference Dates are:
New York Writers Workshop Pitch Conference: Oct 11-13, 2019