Pitch the Publisher at Read by the Sea

Pitch the Publisher

Do you have a manuscript collecting dust in a drawer, melting your USB stick, or nestled among millions of other files on your hard drive?

If so, Read by the Sea has the event for you!

The River John literary festival is once again hosting Pitch the Publisher, a Dragon’s Den-like event with a literary twist. It will be held Saturday, July 8 from 9:00am to 10:45 am.

Preregistered participants will get five minutes to argue for their manuscript in front of at least three regional publishers. If one of the publisher’s takes interest, they will offer you a contract. If more than one publisher takes an interest, they will compete for you.

Want to participate? email Monica Graham at monicagraham@tncwireless.ca, Katie Ingram at production@atlanticpublishers.ca, or by filling out the contact form on the Read by the Sea website. We’ll ask your name, contact info and a short (no more than 100 words, please) blurb about your book idea.

There are only seven spots, so apply early!

Helpful documents

The Publishing Process – This is where we demystify the publishing process by walking you through the transformation from unpublished manuscript to published book

Pitchers Guide to Pitch the PublisherThis guide will help you prepare your pitch and know what to expect at Pitch the Publisher

Note: if you pitched a book in 2016, you may pitch again this year, but not the same book.

Written By

Katie Ingram is a freelance journalist and journalism instructor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has been featured in a number of publications including Halifax Magazine, Atlantic Business, and The Week. She is also the production manager for the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association.

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