Pitch Palooza



Pitch your work to a panel of expert gatekeepers: agents, publishers & editors, PR professionals, and more at Ideasmyth’s Pitch Palooza!

** To earn one of the 10 highly-coveted slots at the event, email a 1-page pitch to events@ideasmyth.com**

No matter how brilliant your work is, if you don’t know how to sell it, no one else will ever know about it–much less make money for the worthy author!

Ideasmyth’s Pitch Palooza give writers the potentially life-changing opportunity to pitch their work to a panel of expert talent gatekeepers — a mix of:

  • book agents
  • book and magazine editors
  • branding/marketing/PR professionals.

The first qualified applicants, who have submitted a one-page pitch in advance, get two minutes to pitch their current work-in-progress and receive expert advice on the spot. Learn how to pitch your work from the experts.

Clueless about the Pitch Palooza? Here is some footage from our past Pitch Palooza event! And check out photos from our most recent Pitch Palooza here!

About the Manny Cantor Center

The Manny Cantor Center, a project of Educational Alliance, is a state-of-the-art, 103,000 square-foot, six-story community and cultural center located at 197 East Broadway on the Lower East Side. The Center offers high-quality programs and services for people of all ages, backgrounds and income levels including:

  • a new health and fitness center
  • a Jewish preschool
  • Head Start and Early Head Start programs
  • parenting programs
  • a senior center
  • an Art School
  • a Teen Center
  • and cultural programs.

For more information on the Lower East Side’s new hub, visit www.MannyCantor.org.

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Past Pitch-Palooza Panelists Include:

Stéphanie Abou, Literary Agent at Foundry Literary + Media

Mitch Baranowksi, Co-Founder of the branding firm BBMG

Hilary Black, Book & Magazine Editor of wowOwow

Sarah Burnes, Literary Agent of The Gernert Company

Nick Curley, Discovery Editor for NOOK Media, and the Associate Editor of the Barnes and Noble Review

Michael Darden, Founder and President of Perfect Pitch Media Relations Inc.

Carol Fass of Carol Fass Publicity & Public Relations

Yfat Reiss Gendell, Literary Agent and Co-Founder of Foundry Literary + Media

Kathleen Gilligan, Book Editor of St. Martin’s Press

Susan Golomb, Literary Agent and Founder of the Susan Golomb Agency

Trena Keating, Literary Agent of Union Literary

Sy Kraft, Vice President of Digital Strategy of Publicis Kaplan Thaler

Anthony Mattero, Literary Agent at Foundry Literature + Media

Bill McGowan, Author of Gray Lady Down: The Decline and Fall of the New York Times

Marty Munson, Content Strategist of TriEverything.net

Zoe Pagnamenta of The Zoe Pagnamenta Agency

David Patterson, Literary Agent of Foundry Literature + Media

Mary Pender-Coplan, Literary Scout of Maria B. Campbell Associates

Amy Rapp, Media Development Executive of Meredith Vieira Productions

Stephanie Schroeder, Media Consultant of StephanieSchroeder.com

Erika Storella, Literary Agent of The Gernert Company

Bill Tipper, Editor of Barnes and Noble Review

Jennifer Unter, Literary Agent of The Unter Agency

Katherine Wessling, freelance writer and editor

Sally Wofford-Girand, Literary Agent of Union Literary

Meryl Zegarek, of Meryl Zegarek Public Relations, Inc.

For more information about Ideasmyth events, please email Events@Ideasmyth.com. See also our Calendar, and keep track of Ideasmyth events on FaceBook and Twitter.