Dear PitchFest and QueryFest Attendees,
We can’t wait to meet you in person at ThrillerFest 2024!
We’re Tessa Wegert and Susan Lee, Co-Directors of PitchFest, and K.L. Romo, Director of QueryFest, and we’re here to answer your questions and guide you through two of the best events that ThrillerFest has to offer. Whether you’re aspiring to become a published author or already a published author seeking an agent or wanting to meet editors (or even producers), each program is designed to assist both newer and experienced writers.
|If You Are A:||Then You Should Attend:|
|Writer with Completed Polished Manuscript to Sell||X|
|Writer Not Yet Ready to Sell a MS and want Advice||X|
|Writer Wondering if the MS is Ready to Pitch||X|
|Writer Seeking Help on Query Letter||X||X|
|Writer Wanting to Check Out the Process Before Pitching Next Year||X||X|
|Self-Published Author Seeking Traditional Publisher||X||X|
|Self-Published Author Seeking Advice on What to Do with Self-Published Work||X||X|
|Self-Published Author Seeking A Sale of Movie Rights (Producers don’t always attend PF. Check website for confirmations)||X|
|Self-Published Author Seeking Career Advice||X|
|Published Author Looking for A New Agent or Editor||X||X|
|Published Author Seeking Advice on a New Manuscript||X|
|Published Author Seeking A Sale of Movie Rights (Producers don’t always attend PF. Check website for confirmations)||X|
|Published Author Seeking Career Advice||X|
Like you, we wanted to invest in a writing conference and make every penny count. PitchFest and QueryFest allow that to happen. Uniquely designed to bring writers to NYC—the major hub of the American publishing industry—PitchFest is designed for writers with completed polished manuscripts and offers the best agents and acquiring editors who are ready to listen to you pitch your novel.
If you’re a newer writer not quite ready to pitch or an experienced writer who might need advice regarding your career path, QueryFest is for you. Editors and agents are available to review a sample of your work—either a query letter or the first two pages of your manuscript—and offer you personalized advice on how to improve your chances of getting published. These 15-minute sessions can also help better prepare you for PitchFest, increasing your chances of making a good first impression on that agent or editor you’ve been eager to meet. This may also be a great opportunity to express how your work has improved since the last time you met with that agent or editor and seek further advice on the next steps.
We’re here to answer questions, allay your fears, and pass on suggestions to conference organizers under the guidance of our lovely ThrillerFest Co-Directors, Jeff Ayers at email@example.com and Samantha Skal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions from writers about PitchFest, Co-Director Susan Lee can be contacted at email@example.com.
For questions from writers about QueryFest, Director K.L. Romo, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team hopes to make your journey to success an easier one, so please know we’re here to help. We’ll do our best to assist or connect you with the appropriate expert who can answer your questions. Let us know how we can help you!