Wordsmith Add-Ons

Wordsmith Add-Ons

Add to your conference experience with one-on-one feedback or pitches with visiting agents and editors. Please limit your total add-on purchases to no more than six to ensure that other attendees can access these as well. We strongly recommend that you do not schedule a consultation and pitch with the same person.

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Wordsmith Pitches

Each pitch meeting is $60 extra on top of your general registration and lasts 8 minutes. For each one you sign up for, you will be given a scheduled arrival and pitch time. At your one-on-one meeting you will meet with the visiting agent and pitch your work. We recommend that you practice your pitch and limit your pitch time to 3-4 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for questions and conversation with the agent. Each pitch session will take place in Zoom. The process will be explained in advance by email once you register.

We highly recommend that you review the Wordsmith agent lineup to identify good fits for your work. Each bio lists the visiting agents interest and representation categories.

The Loft is offering some pitch practice sessions this fall in advance of Wordsmith. Details coming soon.

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Wordsmith Consultations

Each manuscript consultation is $125 extra on top of your general registration and lasts for 15 minutes. For each one you sign up for, you will be given a scheduled arrival time. You will also be required to submit up to 10 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font) in advance of your consultation in order to receive feedback on your work. You may also opt out of submitting work and consult about publishing in general. Any submitted work must be sent to the Loft by 4 p.m. on September 9.

At your one-on-one meeting you will meet with the visiting agent or editor to discuss your work or your career. These sessions are intended for you to receive direct feedback from professionals in the field so that you can improve your work or take steps forward in your career. Unlike the agent pitch add-ons, they are not intended to be pitches and you should not expect to potentially receive invitations for follow-up, representation, or publication as an outcome of these consultations.