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.
*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.
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.
*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).