Prep For Your Pitch - Wednesday, June 20th Session

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM until 09:00 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructors: Caitlin Alexander and Cynthia Manson
Length: 1 session, $85
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

It takes seven seconds to make a first impression. Make your book's first impression count by preparing a pitch that will lead editors and agents to say: "Send it to me!"

Ahead of Saturday's Publish and Promote Conference pitch appointments, you'll gather with fellow writers to present your pitch to an agent and an editor who both have plenty of experience being wowed (and not so wowed) by writers' pitches. Approximately a week before the workshop, you'll receive tips and guidelines to help you draft your pitch. You'll present your draft during the workshop, and the emphasis will be on one-on-one feedback to help you refine your pitch. We'll also discuss what agents and editors are listening for when they hear your pitch. You'll learn how to turn your pitch into a query letter, plus the best practices for following up on requests for your manuscript.

Cynthia Manson is a well-known and respected independent literary agent with a small, successful list of published authors. 

Caitlin Alexander spent eleven years at Random House, where she edited New York Times bestsellers, RITA Award winners, Thriller Award winners, and Edgar Award nominees. Her editorial services can be found at

Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

Step 2 - Payment: Once you click submit on this form, a new page will appear in your browser with a payment link. Click on the payment link, complete the required information, and submit your payment.

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Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email


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