LITERARY AGENT PANEL, PITCH SLAM & MANUSCRIPT MART 2019

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Lenoir-Rhyne University

36 Montford Avenue

Board Room, 2nd Floor

Asheville, NC 28801

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Please read the following information thoroughly before purchasing tickets.

Update: The Manuscript Mart and Pitch Slam are sold out. You may join the wait list from the ticket page. Panel tickets are still available.

The Flatiron Writers Room, in partnership with the Lenoir-Rhyne University Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative and UNCA's Great Smokies Writing Program is excited to bring four New York and L.A. literary agents to Asheville on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2019, for this three-part event:

  • MANUSCRIPT MART on Friday, October 4 from 1pm to 5pm
  • PITCH SLAM on Saturday October 5 from 1pm to 2:30 pm
  • AGENT PANEL with Q&A on Saturday, October 5 from 3 to 5pm

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU PURCHASE TICKETS. MUCH DISAPPOINTMENT AND GNASHING OF TEETH CAN BE AVOIDED BY READING THESE INSTRUCTIONS WORD FOR WORD BEFORE YOU PURCHASE TICKETS! You must purchase a separate ticket for each different session you wish to attend.

The agents participating in this event are Amanda Annis of Trident Media Group, Sarah Bowlin of Aevitas Creative Management, Markus Hoffmann with Regal Hoffmann Literary, and Alice Whitwham of The Cheney Agency. You can read their bios and see the genres they represent HERE.

MANUSCRIPT MART: Ticketholders for the Manuscript Mart will have the opportunity to pitch their book to ONE agent during a 20-minute one-on-one meeting, and to submit up to 20 pages to that agent in advance (deadline to submit pages is September 1, 2019). Do not register for the Manuscript Mart unless you have a COMPLETED manuscript ready to submit to agents. This session takes place at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.

PITCH SLAM: Ticketholders for the Pitch Slam will have the opportunity to pitch their book** to ONE agent during a 5-minute one-on-one meeting. This session takes place at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.

When you register for a manuscript mart or pitch ticket, you will be asked to rank your choices of agent, and to specify the genre of your book. Before registration opens, you should review the agent biographies HERE so that you can rank your preferences. Be sure the agents you select represent your genre. (If you purchase both a Manuscript Mart ticket and a Pitch Slam ticket, we will apply your agent preferences first to the Manuscript Mart, then to the Pitch Slam). While we will make every effort to honor participant preferences on a first-come, first-served basis, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to your preferred agent.

You will not be able to change your preferences once you have purchased your ticket, so please take care when you order. You may not purchase more than one pitch ticket or more than one manuscript mart ticket (you may purchase one of each type). To the extent that you do not express a preference at the time you register, the Flatiron Writers Room will randomly assign you to an agent. We regret that due to the size and complexity of this event, we cannot make changes to your order once it is placed. You will be notified of your assigned agent and time slot by email prior to the event, along with instructions and guidelines for the manuscript mart or pitch slam. Please make sure you register for this event using a valid email that you check regularly.

AGENT PANEL: Following the Pitch Slam, the agents will convene in the Lenoir-Rhyne Board Room with ticket holders for the Panel discussion, moderated by Flatiron Writers Room Co-Founder, Maggie Marshall. Topics may include aspects of literary representation such as how to query an agent, what an agent can do for the writer, and current trends in the publishing industry. After ample time for Q&A, the event will end at 5pm. This session takes place at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.

**To prepare participants to pitch, we are offering two HOW TO PITCH TO AN AGENT training sessions with Gold Leaf Literary Services on Monday, September 9 and Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets for the pitch training sessions are on sale now and you can register HERE.

TICKETS TO ALL OTHER SESSIONS OF THE AGENT EVENT WILL GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON AUGUST 16, 2019, 10AM. If you are on our contact list, you should receive an announcement at that time. If you are not sure you are on our contact list and wish to be added, you may email us at flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com and we will do our best to add you before tickets go on sale. Registration by check is not available for this event.

MANUSCRIPT MART AND PITCH SLAM AGENT ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS SELL OUT WITHIN HOURS, SO WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE PREPARED TO REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE NOTICE THAT TICKETS ARE ON SALE.

Cost:

  • Manuscript Mart - $90
  • Pitch Slam - $45
  • Panel - $25

Tickets to all portions of this event are non-refundable. If you find you cannot attend the panel, you may transfer your paper ticket to another person. Tickets to the manuscript mart and pitch session are NOT transferable. If you find you cannot attend your assigned manuscript mart or pitch session, PLEASE notify the Flatiron Writers Room as we expect a wait list for this event.

This event is eligible for our need-based partial scholarships. If you are awarded a scholarship we will give you a promo code to apply to your purchase of a single ticket to the session for which you are awarded the scholarship. For more information click HERE.

This event is made possible in part by the generous donation of space by Lenoir-Rhyne University, and financial support from UNCA's Great Smokies Writing Program.

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Lenoir-Rhyne University

36 Montford Avenue

Board Room, 2nd Floor

Asheville, NC 28801

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No Refunds

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