Success Stories


Read a sampling of the personal success stories of authors who connected with their new agents at PitchFest:

Don Bentley

This time, she said yes

Don Bentley

She told me to finish my book.

I did.

This time, she said yes.

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Simon Gervais

When PitchFest came around again, I was ready

Simon Gervais

Once I was done talking, a few seconds passed where no words were exchanged. Eric finally looked at me and smiled, “Could you send me your manuscript? I’d like to take a look at it tonight.”

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Jon Lindstrom

Without Virtual Practice PitchFest, I would not be a published author

Jon Lindstrom

Without Virtual Practice PitchFest, I would not be a published author. Plain and simple.

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Isabella Maldonado

PitchFest works

Isabella Maldonado

If I could find the group that had been standing outside the doors with me waiting for their turn—who perhaps still harbor doubts because of one vocal skeptic—I would tell them that PitchFest works. 

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Addison McKnight

Our favorite part was PitchFest

Addison McKnight

We would not have gotten a book deal as easily without ThrillerFest. We went to learn from the experts, connect with other new writers, and meet up with our favorite authors. But our favorite part was PitchFest.

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Wanda Morris

A Conversation With A Friend

Wanda Morris

A week later, I hit the send button on my queries and manuscript requests. I told myself, I would only check my email once a day, after 4 pm. But the very next day, I was sitting in the parking lot of my son’s day camp. It was 3:15. That was close enough to 4, right? I opened my email and there it was.

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Steve Urszenyi

ThrillerFest is the real deal

Steve Urszenyi

If you’re on the fence about ThrillerFest or PitchFest, I highly recommend you get down off it. In fact, leap wildly into the void, because ThrillerFest is the real deal…

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PitchFest is designed to put authors and agents together for the purpose of pitching projects. This will be an unprecedented opportunity for those writers looking to get or change agents. And where better to have this event than in the heart of publishing, New York City? PitchFest is set up like a speed-dating event. You pitch your novel to an agent for a few minutes, get the agent’s reaction, and then move on to a different agent.

Please note: PitchFest is available only in a package with CraftFest. There are no one-day passes for Wednesday or Thursday only. Registering for ThrillerFest alone does not qualify you to attend PitchFest.


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