Speed dating at conferences
Get in the line forming in front of the agent you want to see.
HINT: The longer the line, the more time you will spend waiting.
She looks for visceral writing, amazing world-building, relentless pacing, and characters that jump off the page.
Query her at [email protected] put “SFWC Request” in the subject line to avoid an auto-reject, @agentsavant, newsletter at Fuse Literary.com/newsletter.
Please remember to speak quietly while you are waiting in line, as the agents must be able to hear each pitch.
You may also wish to practice your pitch on your fellow attendees–quietly–while you wait.
All during the conference you will get to hear from the agents in sessions as they tell attendees who they are and what they’re looking for.
On Saturday evening the Tri-Valley Writers will hold a ‘‘ session you won’t want to miss…even if you aren’t nervous about pitching. There are four separate Speed Dating groups of 51 minutes each, the first is from - a.m., the second hour is from - a.m., the third hour is from - a.m. Make your way to the Room of the Dons no more than 5 minutes before your session begins.
You may also use your three minutes to ask about whatever you need to know and start a relationship with them.We're dedicated to providing you with the best ways to find singles in your area.Venues like Pause, Apartment 58, Babble City and Ruby Blue all have specialised singles events, with many more venues hosting everything from speed dating to singles nights.Scan the room to find agents you want to see with shorter lines so you can see more of them.When you are not Speed Dating, you are encouraged to attend all the wonderful workshops that will be happening all morning or visit the onsite conference bookstore: Bookshop West Portal.That’s your “perfect pitch.” You may go from one agent to your next choice to your next choice during your hour. Lisa is looking for upmarket fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, horror, most speculative fiction except for paranormal fantasy, romance if part of another genre, YA and middle grade fiction.When the hour is up you will leave the Room of the Dons out the front door. PETER BEREN AAR, of the Peter Beren Agency, is a literary agent and publishing consultant who specializes in Photography, how-to and popular culture.She seeks authors with unique, clear voices and looks for smart, tightly-written prose.Amy came to the agency with a background in editing, writing, and marketing.The former Publisher of Sierra Club Books and VIA Books, he is the author or co-author of seven books including His clients include photographers Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, and Baron Wolman; and graphic novelist Jack Katz, AMY CLOUGHLEY, in keeping with the agency’s unique legacy of The Reece Halsey Agency, strives to represent the highest quality writing.