#10: Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2010 Pennwriters Conference

#10… Approachable Agents

Registration for the 2010 Pennwriters Conference, May 14 – 16 in Lancaster, PA, opens January 11, 2010, and with apologies to a certain late night host, we’d like to present the top ten reasons to attend this year’s conference – in reverse order, of course.

The #10 reason to attend the 2010 Pennwriters Conference: Approachable Agents.

The line between a good conference and a great conference (in our humble opinion) lies in how much face-to-face time you can get with an agent. Some conferences only offer 10-minute pitch sessions – and that’s all you see of an agent for the rest of the weekend. All five of our guest agents at the 2010 conference will be available to hear your pitches (whether you take advantage of the official pitch sessions or hit them up with an idea after hours), to teach classes, to take part in Q&A sessions, and to comment on first pages during the Friday night read and critiques. Make time to talk with them about pitching, querying, common mistakes, contracts, or just publishing in general. Find more information on each of the following at www.pennwriters.com:

Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary Agency
Janet Reid, Fine Print Literary
Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency
Alex Glass, Trident Media
Miriam Kriss, Irene Goodman Literary Agency

About Our Pitch Sessions
Ten-minute pitch sessions are scheduled at no extra charge on a first-registered, first-assigned basis. Availability is limited. Please make your first and second choices on the registration form. An appointment time will be e-mailed to you prior to the conference. Writers pitching fiction must have a finished manuscript but should not bring it to the pitch

Nervous About Pitching?
Plan to attend CJ Lyons’ workshop, Pitch Perfect. It’s the first session on Friday morning, and CJ will help you work out all your jitters. Learn what makes a perfect pitch, then test it out on CJ. She’ll be gentle but honest. We promise.

Stay tuned for #9……


2010 Pennwriters Conference – The Writer’s Craft
May 14 – 16, 2010
Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA
Ayleen Stellhorn, Pennwriters 2010 Conference Coordinator
ayleen [at] embarqmail [dot] com


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