From Pitch to Publication 

Closing date 14 July 2017

Like many publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts, we receive a large number of submissions every week. This means hours spent wading through many emails as we try to give every author feedback on their work. Writers often try to arrange meetings with publishers, convinced that meeting the publisher in person will persuade them to publish the book, but with only so many hours in a day this isn’t always feasible. 

The Pitching Session 

We are offering you the chance to participate in a twenty-minute session where you’ll be able to pitch your book to a panel comprising a media representative, three publishers and a high-powered bookseller. This is your chance to impress and persuade us in person to consider your work for publication. We realise this isn’t an approach that will work for all authors, but if you would like to be one of the twenty candidates who will present at the Live Pitching Session on 4 August 2017, we encourage you to submit an entry on our website. 

You will need to tell us why we would be interested in hearing your pitch. Take a look at the following websites for some ideas:

http://sydfield.com/articles/the-art-of-pitching/
https://sites.google.com/site/darklitfestofdurham/darklit-fest-schedule/what-is-a-pitch-session

Accompanying your manuscript should be one page outlining:

How you are going to help us sell your book?
What target market can you reach with your book?
How does your book fit into the Jacana brand?
What is your book about?

We will consider pitches in the following genres:

- Lifestyle
- Children’s
- Fiction
- Politics/Current Affairs/History
- Memoir/Biography/Auto-Biography
- Natural History/Travel
- Cookery/Baking
- Business
- Self-help

Queries can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please note that we will only be giving feedback on submissions that interest us after the pitching session has taken place. If you have not heard from us by the end of August 2017, please consider your submission unsuccessful.

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