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February 2019 Online (Agent) Pitch Event
Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00 AM to Friday, March 01, 2019, 11:59 PM EST
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February 2019 Online (Agent) Pitch Event

Registration All day on January 14, 2019

Once a year, members can pitch one unpublished (and never self-published), completed, polished women’s fiction manuscript, and within one week, agents reply to the posts they would like to pursue. This is a free, members-only event, but to give the agents a chance to focus on each pitch, the event is capped at a limited number of registrants.

In 2019, WFWA will have two online pitch events for our members, in February and July. This February event will be open to agents from Monday February 22 through Friday March 1.

If your registration is confirmed, you will be asked to submit for approval your pitch (up to 50 words) along with the wordcount of your manuscript and first 250 words between February 4th and February 9th, 2019. All pitches will be approved by end of day on February 15 for participation.   

Special Notes:

  • All pitches must visibly (within the pitch) be women's fiction per the definition below.
  • Any pitches submitted that are over word count will be disqualified.

WFWA's definition is Women's Fiction books can have romantic, historical or other elements, but at their core they must be layered stories in which the plot is driven by the main character’s emotional journey.

Due to overwhelming demand and for fairness, if we have more registrants than availability, we may again use a lottery approach.

Click here to read more about why we chose to move to a lottery approach and details on how it will work. 

If you plan to participate, you must be ready by February 4 with your 50-word pitch and first 250 words. We strongly recommend participating in January's Prepare Your Pitch Workshop to ensure your pitch is as polished as possible and has a maximum chance of success. 

As more information becomes available we will publish for members a list of participating agents.

Additional details and pitch posting instructions will be added to this event as they become available. You can find great tips on how to write or improve your pitch, and examples of pitches that worked, in the Aspiring Author Toolbox.

Having problems registering or have questions? Please email [email protected]

Dates and information subject to change.