I love how easy it is to submit your pitch. I also love that we have early notice of who the agents and publishers are so we can read their bios and wishlists to make decisions on who is a great fit. Thank you for this event.
I'm not sure that I'm qualified to review this, as I wound up not pitching. There was nothing wrong with the event that I noticed, but after reviewing the participating agents and editors, there weren't any asking for manuscripts like mine. That said, I'm positive the event was helpful to those that did participate. My only suggestion would be to expand more to include more age ranges and genres of it's possible. I understand the market is eternally changing and how difficult it is to include everything for everyone. It just felt like all the participating pros were all essentially looking for the same things and that made the entire process feel closed off to a select few.
It's a great way to get your stories in front of agents and editors! Held over three days, it gives you ample time to select which authors and editors to pitch to and to see what other authors are pitching. A well done event by Savvy Authors.
It was easy to see ahead of time who might be a good match for me. There was a nice mix of Big 5, smaller reputable presses, and some new ones to try out. Only 3 lined up for what I wanted, but that is okay. Also, you can't beat the price. : )
I'm a huge believer in the Power of Pitch. As pitch events go, the Savvy Authors one is pretty good. I love the format: neat, uniform, easy to execute. Should there be more agents, editors, and publishers? Definitely. But I know snagging them is a challenge, so I'm just happy to have had a shot at the ones who participated, happy that Savvy Authors goes to the enormous trouble to produce these events, and happiest to feel myself a member of a vast and productive authorial community. To me, we ALL have perfect pitch!