The Rockingham Writers’ Convention offers established and prospective authors the opportunity to connect with a publisher or agent for a 15-minute critique or pitch session.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PITCH AND CRITIQUE?

Pitch sessions give you the opportunity to sell your completed manuscript, and yourself, to a publisher or agent. Your manuscript is complete, and you are confident and ready for publishing. Make sure you read the publishers’ and agents’ details below to choose the right option for your work.

Critique sessions give you the opportunity to practice submitting your work to a publisher or agent, and receive valuable feedback. The publisher or agent may ask you to submit your work formally following one of these sessions, therefore these sessions should be treated as professionally as a pitch session.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU MUST READ BEFORE BOOKING A PITCH OR CRITIQUE SESSION

Convention registrations that include a critique or pitch session can ONLY be paid for by debit or credit card over the telephone. Please have the Convention program in front of you and telephone Bec on 0427 093 917 between 11.00am and 8.00pm any day.

All submission requirements are to be combined into one pdf file named yourfullnameRWC21.

All submissions are to be emailed to rockinghamwriterscentre@gmail.com by 5.00pm on 28th May 2021.

Do not email submissions to, or attempt to contact, publishers or agents for any reason.

If you are unsure of any aspect of this process, please telephone Bec.

 AVAILABLE PITCH SESSIONS (IN PERSON)

GUMNUT PRESS is a newly established independent publishing company based in Perth with a passion for producing engaging books that challenge, excite and inspire readers. Publisher Peta Flanigan is looking for novella length (20,000-45,000 words) contemporary romance and romantic suspense, plus novella or novel length cosy mysteries.

Requirements: Submit a synopsis, first chapter and short biography plus information on social media activity. Also include an indication of writing experience and competition or self-publishing success.

SERENITY PRESS endeavours to share inspirational stories from the literary folklore and fairy tale genre. They bring to readers authors who write from the heart, and offer books which inspire, empower, awaken, amaze and inform. Publisher Karen McDermott is keen to speak with authors who feel their work would suit the press.

Requirements: Submit a synopsis and first chapter.

AVAILABLE CRITIQUE SESSIONS (VIA ZOOM)

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA is offering critique sessions for adult fiction or non-fiction.

Requirements: Submit a one-page synopsis that includes the genre of the book plus 20 pages of manuscript.

THE JANE NOVAK LITERARY AGENCY represents writers across many genres as well as a number of literary estates including the Patrick White, Norman Lindsay and Joan Lindsay estates. Her clients include Helen Garner, Gail Jones, Kate Grenville, Liz Byrski, David Malouf and Tim Flannery.

Requirements: Submit a synopsis, bio and the first 30 pages of their work.

I HAVE READ EVERYTHING ABOVE. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS NOW?

If you’re a member of ROCKINGHAM WRITERS CENTRE/FoRAC

please CLICK HERE for MEMBERS INFORMATION & REGISTRATION PAGES

Otherwise, please select one of the following options:

 

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