The New York Times posted an article about our conference/ pitch slam, if you want to know how a pitch slam goes. This reporter was actually in the room Kevin and I moderated, "Tough Sell for Writers at NY Literary Speed-Dating."
Here's an excerpt:
Several dozen agents and editors were taking pitches at Wednesday's "pitch-slam" at the end of a one-day seminar that also included workshops on writing the perfect book proposal.
"Don't feel like you're a failure if you don't come out of here with a contract," Lauren Mosko, editor of writers' guide "Novel & Short Story Writer's Market," told her workshop.
Brief note to The New York Times: I know you're busy covering world affairs and such, but it would have been lovely if you would have mentioned in this piece that you were at the BEA/ Writer's Digest Books Writer's Conference.
You know that whole Who, What, When, Where, Why thing you learned in J-School? The Where part is kind of important.