When we say that the Pitch Slam at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference is your chance to meet with industry movers and shakers, we're not exaggerating. These are agents and editors who come to the event to actively scout new talent.
In other words, it's a very real opportunity to take the next step in your career. 2014 attendee Randy Ribay can attest to that. Recently, we received this exciting news from Kaylee Davis, Associate Literary Agent with Dee Mura Literary:
"The client I signed at this past year's WD Conference, Randy Ribay, and I are officially able to announce our deal with Merit Press for his debut Contemporary YA, An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, to be published July 15, 2015. Since Randy and I first met at the WD Conference, and Randy actually met an editor from Merit there as well, I consider this a true Writer's Digest success story."
Curious about what happens at the Pitch Slam? You can read more how it all works—and more importantly, what you get out of participating—here.
If you have what it takes to become our next success story, registration is now open. And if you're not yet ready to publish, but simply want professional feedback to guide your book's direction or inform your publishing strategy, the Pitch Slam is also an invaluable tool for those purposes, too.
And that's just part of all that's happening over the July 31–August 2 weekend in New York City. There's also a dynamic speaker roster (with more names being added each day), exciting special events and the most comprehensive education lineup you'll find at any writing conference.
There's a whole lot of goodness packed into this year's conference. But its real impact will be measured by the effect it could have on your writing career. Join us and see where it could take you.