Pitching My Book to Agents: The Writer’s Digest Conference and Pitch Slam

Here’s a lovely blog my friend Morgan Vega wrote about her experience at the 2017 Writer’s Digest Conference. I roomed with her and the brilliant Tamara Shoemaker, and we were pitch-slam practicing buddies!

Morgan Vega

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Last August I did something I’ve never done before: I got on a train and went to New York to pitch my novel SLEEPING AROUND to agents.

I attended the 2017 Writer’s Digest Conference and Pitch Slam.

The below are pictures of me and my amazing, talented, supportive (I could go on) writing friends after getting on and a bit after getting off the train to NY. In the photo on the right, we went to a fitting-for-the-occasion literary bar. (Also, I took all of these photos on Snapchat, so heads up, they’re not super aesthetic or anything.)

Though I went with the mission to pitch my book, I attended sessions at the conference all about bettering my writing and building my platform. I got to listen to accomplished writers who have published many, many books and learn from their setbacks and successes.

Anyway, back to the point of…

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