What can I learn at the Conference?
The summer conference is an opportunity for you to meet other writers, attend classes focused on different aspects of the craft, and pitch your ideas to agents and editors if you're ready.
What is a pitch?
A pitch is a short 3-5 sentence explanation of your project that sells an agent or an editor on your story. Your pitch should be short, engaging and tell your audience why your project matters.
What if I am just a beginning writer, should I go to conference?
Our conference is for writers of all levels. Whether you are seeking inspiration or ready to pitch your perfect novel, you will find yourself surrounded by people who all love the same thing. There's something for everyone at conference.
What happens at the sessions?
Sessions are led by industry experts and are crafted to address many different aspects of the publishing industry. From keeping track of your expenses to crafting the perfect pitch, sessions give you a chance to interact with experts and ask questions in a friendly and open environment.
Agent and Editor appointments?
PNWA Power Pitch - a Power Pitch equals one 90-minute block. Within
each 90-minute block, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch to
multiple agents and editors. Each pitch is 4 minutes.
Do I need to stay at the hotel to go to conference?
No. A lot of attendees come into town in the morning for the conference, and others decide to stay at the hotel. Decide what works for you. If you do decide to stay at the Hilton you will be able to make a reservation (for a discounted price) as we get closer to the conference.
What should I wear at the conference?
We suggest business casual.