CALLING ALL WRITERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org**
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.
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.