Due to the success of our pitching events in 2017, we have decided to go further afield and head up to the beautiful city of York, in order to discover new and untapped talent.
The session will take place from 10am - 5pm on Saturday 1st December at a location in the centre of York. This event is free and each pitcher will have 10 minutes with their chosen agent. The list of pitchers will be decided upon the strength of their submission. We have 110 slots to fill, and we can't wait to read your work.
Below is an idea of what each agent is looking for:
David Headley is actively seeking well-written stories with strong characters and an original narrative voice across both general and genre fiction with a particular fondness for crime, thrillers, adventure and romance.
Broo Doherty is looking for novels that either put a new spin on the familiar, or take her out of her comfort zone. These could be in any of the following genres: psychological thrillers, crime novels, women's fiction and literary fiction.
Hannah Sheppard loves novels with an original, standout voice. She's looking for children's fiction from 8+ to YA and commercial adult fiction. She wants an attention-grabbing hook or must-read concept. Amongst other things, she would love to see a swoony, feminist contemporary romance and a thriller with a unique premise.
Natalie Galustian is looking for compelling narrative non-fiction, literary fiction, short stories and humour.
Harry Illingworth is looking for mould-breaking genre fiction with unique voices and strong concepts; books that can crossover from genre fiction to the commercial market. This could come in the form of epic fantasy, high-concept crime and thriller or accessible science fiction.
How To Apply:
Email email@example.com with the name of the agent in the subject line of the email, including a cover letter, one-page synopsis / outline and the first three chapters of the novel, or the first 5,000 words if shorter. You may only approach one agent on the team. If these guidelines are not adhered to, unfortunately we cannot consider your submission. We are also not able to consider pitchers who have attended any previous pitching events with us.
Submissions open: 10am on Friday 21st September
Submissions close: 6pm on Thursday 25th October
Please do not submit outside of these dates
If you have any questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, but remember - no submissions before 21st September!