2017 Agents and Editors Package

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2017 Agents and Editors Package

Crime Bake has long had wonderful sessions involving scores of agents and editors over the years. Now, for the first time, we’ve dedicated an exclusive program designed for those Crime Bake registrants interested in improving their chances of being traditionally published. For just $49, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and get constructive feedback from agents and editors about your work in progress. (We expect to have an impressive slate of ten or eleven agents and editors.)

$49 gives you entrance to Practice Your Pitch; Query Roundtables; Page One Roundtables; and 3-minute Agent/Editor pitches. (One all-inclusive fee for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 seminars).

When you select this option during registration, you will automatically be registered for the 4 sessions mentioned above – attend the ones you want.

Practice Your Pitch
7:45 – 8:50 p.m. Friday
An annual Crime Bake favorite. Come learn the ins and outs of pitching from agent Paula Munier. Then sit at a table with an agent or editor of your choosing and practice your pitch. Learn invaluable tips that you can use when it’s time for your real pitches. (Round-table format with a small group.)

11:20AM – 12:10 p.m. Saturday
New this year. A terrific opportunity to read your current query letter to one of the agents or editors and get constructive feedback. You’ll also learn from the tips your fellow writer participants get about their queries. (Round-table format with a small group.)

First Page
1:45 – 3 p.m. Saturday
Bring the first page of your current unpublished novel. You’ll sit at a table with an agent or editor, a veteran published author, and about nine fellow writers. You’ll have the chance to read your page aloud (or if you prefer, have the veteran author read it) and get feedback from the agent or editor and the veteran author. (Round-table format with a small group.)

4:20 – 6 p.m. Saturday
The highlight of the A&E Program. Pitch your novel one on one to as many of the agents and editors as you want and can get to during the session. Pitches are limited to three minutes, which turns out to be plenty of time for the agent or editor to decide whether to ask for pages, chapters, or the entire manuscript.