Manuscript Mentorships

Blue Pencil Mentors*

A blue pencil session is a gift of an opportunity. Imagine the chance to sit down with a writing mentor over three pages of your own work (double-spaced, 12-pt.) for 15 minutes of uninterrupted time. You will receive feedback (not editing) to the submission that you send us in advance.

You can chat about your writing life, your process and any problems/issues you’re having in the writing itself. You can flag an area of concern in your written material for your mentor to address. If you bring a second copy, you’ll be able to follow along.

 

Erin Thomas

Erin Thomas

Kevin Craig

Kevin Craig

Ruth Walker

Ruth Walker

Sherry Hinman

Sherry Hinman

*This option is an add-on to your conference registration and will be charged an extra fee. Only one Manuscript Mentoring session (Blue Pencil or Practice Pitch) per registrant.

Practice Pitch Mentors*

Wouldn’t you love to learn what an agent thinks, what areas they focus on and, with their tips, polish that pitch to a high gleam? A pitch session is the chance to present your “elevator pitch” (a quick synopsis with hook for interest) to an agent after they have read your previously submitted first manuscript-page (double-spaced, 12-pt.) and query letter of said manuscript.

The 10-minute sit-down with a mentor will allow you to receive feedback (not editing) to the submission that you send us in advance.

Ali McDonald

Ali McDonald

Carly Watters

Carly Watters

Cassandra Rodgers

Cassandra Rodgers

E.Sipila

Ellie Silipa

Jake Babad

Jake Babad

Monica Pacheco

Monica Pacheco

Olga Filina

Olga Filina

Sam Hiyate

Sam Hiyate

Stacey Donaghy

Stacey Donaghy

Sue Miller

Sue Miller

*This option is an add-on to your conference registration and will be charged an extra fee. Only one Manuscript Mentoring session per registrant (Blue Pencil or Practice Pitch).

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