FAQs on Pitching

Q.  How many manuscripts can I pitch?

A.  You can pitch two completed manuscripts per agent or editor unless otherwise indicated.

Q.  How do I write  a 3 line pitch?

A.  Use loglines to craft your 3 line pitch. Focus on the main characters and the main conflicts. You may want to consider GMC. Search online for some good examples and/or get feedback from your writer friends and chapter mates.

Q.  What do I do if I get a request?  

A. Pay close attention to exactly what the editor or agent has requested. Research the submission guidelines on their website for further direction and/or understanding of their expectations. Ask us for help to ensure you have everything you need.

Q. Where do I find more information on what each particular editor or agent is looking for?

A. Here are some suggestions:


  1. Publishers Marketplace (While there is a monthly fee for full access to this website, you can subscribe for a limited time while you are researching. You can also get a subscription to Publishers Lunch for free.)
  2. The editor or agent’s company website.
  3. RWA ‘s page on publishers and agents.
  4. Preditors and Editors
  5. Agent Query


  1. Interviews the agent or editor has done online
  2. Their clients’ blogs or websites


  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Personal Blogs
  4. Corporate Blogs


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