2019 Agents and Editors Package

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2019 Agents and Editors Package

This exclusive program is designed for Crime Bake registrants interested in improving their chances of being traditionally published. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and get constructive feedback from agents and editors about your work in progress.

When you select Agents and Editors Package ($49) during registration, you will automatically be registered for the 4 sessions noted below.

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.)

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Saturday
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 – 3:00 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Bring the first page of your current unpublished novel.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.)

One-on-One Pitches
4:20 – 6:00 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.