Wordsmith Add-Ons

Wordsmith Add-Ons

Wordsmith Classes

At Wordsmith 2019, there were five Wordsmith classes (sold separately) available. They are taught by visiting Wordsmith authors (and agent) Téa Obreht, Hanif Abdurraqib, Marly Rusoff, Ibi Zoboi, and Richard Blanco. Hanif Abdurraqib's class is a generative workshop where you will develop work in class. In the remaining four classes, the teaching artists will provide feedback on your work. You must have registered and sent your work to the Loft by October 11 to receive feedback in class. 

2020 add-on information will be available in May of 2020.

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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. 

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. See details below.

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Wordsmith Consultations

Each manuscript consultation is $125 extra on top of your general registration and lasts for 16 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. This work must be submitted by October 11.

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