Pitching Opportunities

Below is a list of upcoming writers conferences, and other pitching opportunities. I’ve noted formal pitching opportunities in RED. This information is provided for convenience but is most certainly not comprehensive. Please check individual websites for registration deadlines. Pitch sessions fill up fast and may also have separate application requirements.

If you hear of other opportunities to pitch your novel not listed here, or if an opportunity listed here is now closed please drop me a note and I will update / repost here.

 

 

NOVEMBER 2015:
Nov. 5-7, 2015 – Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, Santa Fe, NM. www.wordharvest.com/

Nov. 5-8, 2015 – Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, Florida. http://www.fgcu.edu/siwc/

Nov. 6-8, 2015 – The La Jolla Writers Conference, Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego, CA http://www.lajollawritersconference.com/

Nov. 7, 2015 – LERA Enchanting The Page conference, Albuquerque, NM. http://www.leranm.com/2015-enchanting-the-conference-schedule/

Nov. 6-8, 2015 – The New England Crime Bake Conference, Dedham, Mass. http://www.crimebake.org/

Nov. 6-8, 2015 – The Next Bestseller Workshop, New York City. www.TheNextBestseller.com

Nov. 7-8, 2015 – BINDERCON, New York City – A professional development conference to empower women and gender non‑conforming writers with tools, connections, and strategies to advance their careers.  http://nyc.bindercon.com/ Speed pitch session offers 10 minute meetings with over 2 dozen Agents and Editors! 

Nov. 13, 2015 – Connecticut Writing Conference, Hartford, CT  http://connecticutwritingworkshop.com/

Nov. 13-14, 2015 – Charleston YA Book Festival – YallFest: http://yallfest.org/

Nov. 14, 2015 – Boston Writing Conference, Boston, MA  https://thebostonwritingworkshop.wordpress.com/

Nov. 14, 2015 – Baltimore Writers’ Conference, Towson, Md. www.baltimorewritersconference.org.
Nov. 15-22, 2015 – Miami Book Fair International, Miami, Florida. http://www.miamibookfair.com/

Nov. 17, 2015 – #ArtPit Twitter Pitch Party https://novelpitch.com/2015/10/04/introducing-artpit-by-heidi-norrod/

DECEMBER 2015:

Dec. 4, 2015 – Twitter #PitchMad online pitching event. http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitmad/

2016:

JANUARY 2016:
Jan. 15-18, 2016 – 22nd Annual Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, Seaview Resort, New Jersey Shore (near Atlantic City). www.wintergetaway.com

Jan. 16-23, 2016: Writers in Paradise conference, St. Petersburg, Florida. http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu/

Jan. 22-24, 2016 – San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, San Diego Marriott, Mission Valley. http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/wc

FEBRUARY 2016:

Feb. 6, 2016 – Houston Writing Workshop, Houston, TX. www.thehoustonwritingworkshop.com

Feb. 10-14, 2016 – San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org.

Feb. 11-15, 2016 – San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco. www.SFWriters.org

Feb. 11-14, 2016 – Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA. Free and open to the public. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

Feb. 19, 2016 – Alabama Writing Workshop, Birmingham, AL  http://alabamawritingworkshop.com/

Feb. 20, 2016 – Atlanta Writing Workshop, Birmingham, AL  http://atlantawritingworkshop.com/

Feb. 25-28, 2016 – Left Coast Crime’s annual mystery convention. This year it’s called “The Great Cactus Caper” and is in Phoenix, Arizona. http://www.leftcoastcrime2016.com/

Feb. 25-28, 2016 – Sleuthfest, an annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers, Deerfield Beach, Florida. http://sleuthfest.com/

MARCH 2016:

March 11-13, 2016 – Love is Murder Conference, mainly for mystery and romance writers, Chicago, Ill. http://www.loveismurder.net/

March 12-16, 2016 – The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ. Free and excellent! http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

March 18-20, 2016 – The Work Conference, A Boutique Writer’s Conference, New York, NY http://www.theworkconference.com

March 18-20, 2016 – Temecula Valley Indie Christian Writers Conference, Temecula, CA www.inkandkeys.org

March 25, 2016 – Tampa Writers Conference, Tampa, FL  http://floridawritingworkshops.com/

March 26, 2016 – Fort Lauderdale Conference for Writers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL http://floridawritingworkshops.com/

APRIL 2016:

April 8-10 – Okanagan Valley Writers’ Festival, Penticton, BC, Canada. http://okanaganvalleywritersfestival.com/

April 9, 2016 – Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop, Philadelphia PA www.philadelphiawritingworkshop.com

April 12-17 – Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, Las Vegas NV https://www.rtconvention.com/

April 15-17, 2016 – Pikes Peak Writers’ Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/

April 15-17, 2016 – Story Circle Network Women’s Writing Conference, Austin, TX. http://www.storycircle.org/Conference/

April 15-17, 2016 – Writer’s Institute, Madison, Wisconsin. https://uwwritersinstitute.wisc.edu/

April 28-30, 2016 – Las Vegas Writers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.lasvegaswritersconference.com

April 29–May, 2016 – Malice Domestic, annual traditional mystery fan convention, in Bethesda, MD. www.malicedomestic.org

MAY 2016:
May 12-14, 2016 – Oklahoma Writers Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. www.owfi.org

May 20-22, 2016 – Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. http://wordonthelakewritersfestival.com/

May 22-28, 2016 – Salt Cay Writers’ Retreat, Salt Cay, Bahamas. www.saltcaywritersretreat.com

JUNE 2016:
June 19-20, 2016 – “Create Something Magical” – Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, Iselin, NJ. http://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference/

JULY 2016:

July 5-9 – ThrillerFest – New York, NY – http://thrillerfest.com/ (Check out the NovelPitch feature on ThrillerFest 2015 here)

July 2016 – LexiCon Writers Conference, Denton, Texas http://lexi-conwritersconference.com/

AUGUST 2016:

August 17-21 – MidAmeriCon II – The 74th World Science Fiction Convention – Kansas City, MI http://midamericon2.org/

SEPTEMBER 2016:

September 2-5 – DragonCon – Atlanta, GA http://www.dragoncon.org/

Above is a list of upcoming writers conferences, and other pitching opportunities. I’ve noted formal pitching opportunities in RED. This information is provided for convenience but is most certainly not comprehensive. If you hear of other opportunities to pitch your novel, not listed here please drop me a note and I will repost here.

PAST PITCHING OPPORTUNITIES / CONFERENCES

SEPTEMBER 2015:
Sept. 4-6, 2015 – Decatur Book Festival, Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia. http://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Sept. 5, 2015 – White County Creative Writers’ Conference, Searcy, AR – http://whitecountycreativewriters.org

Sept. 10, 2015 – Twitter #PitchMad online pitching event. http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitmad/

Sept. 11-13, 2015 – Imaginarinum Writing & Film Festival, Louisville, KY http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/

Sept. 11-15, 2015 – Colorado Gold Writers Conference, hosted by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. http://www.rmfw.org/conference/

Sept. 12, 2015 – Michigan Writing Workshop, Detroit, MI. http://michiganwritingworkshop.com/

Sept. 17-20, 2015 – InD’Scribe Author & Reader Conference, Palm Springs, CA. www.indscribe.com

Sept. 17-20, 2015 – The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) annual conference, Dallas, TX. http://www.acfw.com/conference

Sept 19-20, 2015 – Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference, Anchorage Alaska. http://www.alaskawritersguild.com/

Sept. 23-26, 2015 – WORD Vancouver: Inspiring Words, Vancouver, BC, Canada. www.wordvancouver.ca

Sept. 24-26, 2015 – Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers’ Conference, St. Augustine, Florida. www.fhbookfest.com

Sept. 24-27, 2015  – South Dakota Festival of Books, Deadwood, SD http://www.sdbookfestival.com/

Sept. 25-27, 2015 – Southern California Writers’ Conference, A Weekend for Words, Newport Beach, Calif. http://www.writersconference.com/la

Sept. 25-27, 2015 – Chicago Writers Conference, Chicago. http://www.chicagowritersconference.org/

Sept. 25-27, 2015 – SF: SE 2015, a Speculative Fiction Convention.  http://sfse2015.com

Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 – Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference, Columbus, GA. http://www.chattwriters.org/ email: chattwriter@gmail.com

Sept. 26-29, 2015 – Chanticleer Authors Conference, Bellingham, Washington. www.chantireviews.com

Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2015 – NINC Conference (Novelists, Inc.), St. Pete, FL. http://ninc.com/conferences

OCTOBER 2015:
Oct. 1-4, 2015 – Moonlight and Magnolias romance writers’ conference in Norcross, Georgia; http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/mm-conference/ **Note Pitch workshop and appointments are limited to 100 people. Sign up early.**

Oct. 2-4, 2015 – Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival in beautiful seaside Sidney, located on the Saanich Peninsula just 40 km (24 miles) north of Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

Oct. 2-4, 2015 – Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, Edmonds, Washington. www.writeonthesound.com.

Oct. 2-4, 2015 – Write Your Memoir Retreat, Westbrook, Conn. www.writeyourmemoirretreat.com

Oct. 8-10, 2015 – Ozark Creative Writers’ Conference, Eureka Springs, AR – http://ozarkcreativewriters.com **Note – One Day of Pitch appointments. Sign up early.**

Oct. 8-11, 2015 – Bouchercon Crime Fiction Convention (aka World Mystery Convention), Raleigh, NC. http://www.bouchercon2015.org/

October 8-11, 2015 – Women Writing the West conference, Eagle Truest Resort, Redmond, OR. www.womenwritingthewest.org. **Note – 10 minute pitch appointments. Sign up early.**

Oct. 9, 2015 – San Diego Writers’ Conference, San Diego, CA http://sandiegowritingworkshop.com/

October 9-11, 2015 – The Southern Festival of Books, Nashville TN. http://www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word

Oct. 10, 2015 – Great Lakes Book Bash, Kalamazoo, Michigan.    http://greatlakesbookbash.weebly.com/

Oct. 10, 2015 – The Writing Conference of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA http://writingconferenceoflosangeles.com/

October 15, 2015 – Nightmare on Query Street #NoQS – Online Pitch Contest. http://www.michelle4laughs.com/2015/10/nightmare-on-query-street-2015-rules.html?m=1

October 15-18, 2015 – Florida Writers Assoc. Annual Conference, Altamonte Springs, FL https://floridawriters.net/conferences/florida-writers-conference/

Oct. 16-17, 2015 – Put Your Heart in a Book, New Jersey Romance Writers Conference, Iselin, N.J. http://www.njromancewriters.org/conference.html

Oct. 16-18, 2015 – New York Fiction Writers Workshop, New York, NY http://www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com/fiction-pitch-conference/

Oct. 17, 2015 – Books by the Banks Book Festival, Cincinnati, OH http://booksbythebanks.org/

Oct. 17, 2015 – #PitchSlam Online Pitching Event – Details at http://llmckinney.com/pitch-slam/ See my article about PitchSlam here!

Oct. 16-18, 2015 – Emerald City Writers’ Conference (Romance Writers of America), Bellevue, Washington. http://gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference/

Oct. 16-18, 2015 – Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, Whistler, BC.

Oct. 22-25, 2015 – Elk River Writer’s Workshop, Chico Hot Springs Resort, Paradise Valley, Mont. www.ElkRiverWriters.orgl

Oct. 23-24, 2015 – Boston Book Festival. http://www.bostonbookfest.org/

Oct. 24, 2015 – Indiana Writers’ Conference, Indianapolis, IN http://indianawritingworkshop.com/

Oct. 20-25, 2015 – The Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver, BC, Canada. http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/

Oct. 22-25, 2015 – The Midwestern Book Lovers Unite Convention for Readers and Authors, Minneapolis, MN. http://midwesternbookloversunite.wordpress.com/

Oct. 23-25, 2015 – Surrey International Writers Conference, Surrey, BC, Canada. http://www.siwc.ca/ 10 Minute 1 on 1 Pitch Sessions

Oct. 23-25, 2015 – Genre-LA: Memoir Writers Conference, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.wcwriters.com/ 1 on 1 Agent and Editor Consultations available

Oct. 24-26, 2014 – South Carolina Writers Workshop annual conference, Myrtle Beach, SC http://myscww.org/conference/

Oct. 25, 2015 – Pitchapalooza, Montclair, NJ. http://www.thebookdoctors.com/calendar

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2015 – Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN. http://www.killernashville.com/conference/ Agent / Editor Round Tables

Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2015, Magna cum Murder in association with Crimefest, Indianapolis IN http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/EBBall/MagnaCumMurder.aspx

Oct. 30-31, 2015 – Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, Anderson, Ind. http://www.faithandwriting.com/ – Individual 15 minute consultations

Oct. 31, 2015 – Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/

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