FAQ Editor and Agent Pitch Sessions


Q. When do I find out who I’m pitching to?

A. Your registration packet will contain your Pitch Appointment Ticket(s). The Editor/Agent Chair and Assistant Chair will be available at registration and Friday evening, after the Editor/Agent Panel session near the registration area.

Q. What if there are no Pitch Appointment Tickets in my registration packet?

A. Check with the Editor/Agent Chair during registration.

Q. What if I no longer want to pitch to an Editor or Agent?

A. Please give your Pitch Appointment Ticket to the Editor/Agent Chair or Assistant Chair for possible use by another attendee.

Q. What if I don’t get the editor and/or agent I requested?

A. Check with the Editor/Agent Chair or Assistant Chair, either at registration or Friday evening, after the Editor/Agent Panel session, to see if any Pitch Appointment Tickets are available. People often decide not to pitch and turn in their Pitch Appointment Tickets. 

Q. When should I arrive for my pitch appointment?

A. Attendees are strongly encouraged to check-in at least ten (10) minutes prior to their appointment time.

Q. What is required when I arrive for my pitch appointment?

A. All attendees are REQUIRED to present their Pitch Appointment Ticket upon arrival for their assigned appointment time. Consider it your admission ticket.

Q. What happens if I show up for my pitch appointment and don’t have my Pitch Appointment Ticket?

A. You will be unable to pitch at that time. You can periodically check back for appointment openings.

Q. How much time is given for each pitch?

A. Pitches are five (5) minutes long. A two (2) minute warning will be given. When ‘times up’ is called, thank the Editor/Agent and leave the room. It is important to be respectful of the person pitching after you.