Monday, July 23, 2012

Savvy Authors Pitch Event!

EVERYONE, PLEASE GO NOW AND PITCH YOUR is all of the information straight from the Savvy Authors website!
"Trying to catch the eye of an agent? Well, now's your chance! Peter Knapp of the Park Literary Group will be reading one line pitches today.

SUBMISSIONS REQUESTED: Peter will be reading pitches today on behalf of all the agents at Park Literary group. Park Literary Group is looking for upmarket commercial women's fiction, popular science nonfiction and young adult. On our wish list are: multigenerational women's story with epic sweep; a great crime novel in the vein of Tana French or Gillian Flynn; pretty much any great popular science; smart, fresh young adult fantasy and paranormal in the vein of Maggie Stiefvater and Laini Taylor; middle grade with magic realism in the vein of Rebecca Stead. We definitely have a taste for smart, commercial books!

Until midnight EST July 23rd, members will have an opportunity to post their one line pitch (one short sentence) as a comment to this post. Results will be posted within the next two weeks. Check back to see if you've scored a request!

Who can enter?
Contest is open to all registered members of Savvy Authors. Not a member? JOIN TODAY! Basic membership is FREE! All entries must be from registered members. Entries posted anonymously (by non-members) will be removed. If anyone has any questions, please contact our resident pitch wrangler, Jus.

The rules are simple:
1. Post your one line pitch in the comments section of this article after logging into the website, include at the top the Title, Genre, & Word Count.
2. Make sure your manuscript falls within the genres Peter listed above!
3. Only post if your manuscript is ready now!
4. Check back to see who Peter picked. Results posted within the next two weeks. (Minimum of one, no maximum!)
5. Limit two pitches per member.
6. Be sure to include your name, title and word count of your manuscript, and genre.

Please note, all pitches that do not follow the directions chance being removed without notice. This includes posting more than two pitches and pitches that are longer than one short sentence.
Peter Knapp
Peter joined the Park Literary Group in July 2011, where he provides logistical and creative support to staff and clients. He enjoys reading a wide variety of works, with a strong interest in middle-grade and young adult fiction. Prior to joining Park Literary, he served as a story editor at Floren Shieh Productions, where he consulted on book-to-film adaptations for Los Angeles-based film entities. He graduated from New York University with a B. A. in art history.

The Park Literary Group
A full-service literary agency, The Park Literary Group represents fiction and nonfiction with a boutique approach: an emphasis on servicing a relatively small number of clients, with the highest professional standards and focused personal attention. With an in-house foreign rights department—headed by Abigail Koons, our Executive Director of Foreign Rights—the agency takes a global approach to every client’s career. Park Literary also has strong relationships with film and television co-agents in Los Angeles, and benefits from the expertise of Emily Sweet, our Executive Director of Business Affairs and Client Promotions, and Rachel Bressler, our Executive Director of Corporate and Publisher Relations. In whole, our extensive team brings to bear excellent resources and a wealth of experience in exploiting all rights associated with an author’s work and career. For more information about our agency and its authors, please visit"

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