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:

Websites:

  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

Google:

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

Follow:

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

 

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