Calling all authors for Pitch the Publisher 2014

Pitch the PublisherWe’ll begin accepting sign-ups for Pitch the Publisher 2014 sessions this morning at 10 a.m. Contact the APMA at or 902-420-0711 to register. Spots won’t last long!

Pitch the Publisher returns to Word on the Street on Sunday, Sept 21 this year, and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association invites writers to put their best pitch forward!

On Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pitch the Publisher will offer potential authors a unique opportunity to present their book ideas to a panel of Atlantic-based publishers. Pitch sessions are organized by literary genres: one for non-fiction ideas at 12:00 p.m., one for children’s and young adult book ideas at 1:15 p.m., and one for fiction and poetry ideas at 2:30 p.m. Our experts will offer suggestions and feedback on how to develop your book ideas or manuscripts for publication.

Back by popular demand, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., we’ll host a panel discussion that examines a key topic for new authors Choose Your Own Adventure: Self Publishing or Traditional Publishing? A panel of authors and publishers who have experience in both realms will explore when it might be appropriate to self publish, and when it would be best to go the traditional route—and why.

Registration by email will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014. Space is limited. To book a time for your pitch please email or call (902) 420-0711. Pitches will also be accepted from the audience if time permits.

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Publishing Process – This is where we demystify the publishing process by walking you through the transformation from unpublished manuscript to published book

A Pitcher’s Guide to Pitch the Publisher 2014This guide will help you prepare your pitch and know what to expect at Pitch the Publisher

Submitting your unsolicited manuscript to publishers –  Each year at Pitch the Publisher we have more interested pitchers than spaces, but the APMA has you covered. We’ve created this guide to help you reach out to a publisher appropriately with your unsolicited manuscript


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Kim Hart Macneill is a journalist and magazine editor whose work has appeared in This Magazine, Canadian Business, and East Coast Living. She divides her time between Halifax and Moncton.

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