Pitching To Agents
On Sunday you will have an opportunity to present a 15 minute pitch of your writings for publication to agents/editors. The registration form has a place for you to indicate your interest in presenting a pitch. Although the first pitch is free, a $35 charge is assessed for a 2nd opportunity to present pitch. This charge must be prepaid when you registering for the event.
We will be in touch with you to find out which agent you would like to pitch to, and schedule a time on Sunday.
Pitch Tips: Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to writing, everyone can benefit from a little coaching. Here is a link to an article that will help you in your pitch presentation.
CEO/President of Loiacono Literary Agency Agent, Editor
What I am interested in:
Fiction – commercial, historical, literary, military, women’s
Nonfiction – commercial (self-help, pop-culture, health/medical), historical, memoirs, military
What I am not interested in:
Erotica, foreign language translations, horror, LGBTQ, or works with excess profanity and vulgarity.
A facilitator of dreams, Jeanie Loiacono represents over eighty authors. Her forte is mystery, romance, thrillers, historical/military/southern fiction, and all quality fiction/nonfiction. Her passion is to see her authors succeed.
Owner/Partner of Jago Ciro Entertainment
Kimberly Jago has been a talent manager for more years than she cares to admit. For many of those years, Kimberly served on the Board of Directors of the Talent Managers Association (TMA), and was the first elected East Coast based Vice President in the 50+ year history of the TMA. Although no longer with the TMA, Kimberly now shares her experience and perspective as a member Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA). Always having been a avid reader, Kimberly was thrilled when approached to represent a UK based published author, and quickly established a literary division with her company.
What she is seeking: Kimberly prefers books with strong voices, rich landscapes, and an air of the mysterious and fantastic geared towards young adults.
Literary Agent at Golden Wheat Literary
Nicole Payne joined the Golden Wheat Literary team in 2016, having interned there prior. With an education in biology and forensic science, that’s maybe why she now uses her background to investigate for new books. It must be in her DNA.
She is primarily interested in young adult, new adult and adult fiction, leaning more towards the following genres: literary fiction, speculative fiction, romance, romantic comedy, mysteries, contemporary, suspense, and thriller. However, if the writing and story are amazing, she’s quick to snatch up exceptions. All she desires is a book that will take her on an adventure in its pages, whether it be a physical, spiritual or emotional one.