Reviews: SavvyAuthors Pitchfest

I found the instructions clear and the caliber of the agents/publishers to be excellent. So glad someone in my writing group posted the event!
I've been a member of Savvy Authors for several years now and haven't regretted it. The Pitchfests are one of the best things about the site. Pitching to editors and literary agents? Fantastic.
I learned about Savvy Authors on the final day of the pitchfest. I like the format used - far better than a Twitter Pitch Event. I like the bios of the agents and editors who participated and the information about what each was looking for upfront. Hope to participate in the event again.
The pitch was well run, the needed information was easy to find. I hope to see more agents interested in historical fiction. I would participate again.
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to participate in your February 2022, Sweetheart Pitchfest. I am so excited to dive into the wonderful submissions that await me in my inbox! What a great opportunity to hear from so many amazing authors!
Such an amazing opportunity to be able to pitch to so many agents and editors at one time.
This was the first time I participated in the event and I have to say, it was an incredible experience. Not only was I able to get a handle on the types of work my peers are developing, but I also got four responses from agents requesting submissions! So, I would qualify this as an unqualified success! Thank you for doing this for those subscribing to your site.
Great opportunity to simplify and open up what can be maze-like and daunting process.
It was so exciting to read about what the editors and agents were looking for and then figuring out what to submit. I wish more agents and editors participated, seems like an easy way to find clients. I also loved reading the other pitches, I really learned a lot from them. There are so many interesting stories out there! Thank you for this opportunity, I am truly grateful!
It gave me the opportunity to expose my work and hone my pitches hopefully there are some takers :)
It was easy to navigate my way around the website as regards to the pitchfest. The reminders also were extremely helpful.
Savvy Authors always does an excellent job, not only finding agents and editors, but preparing the author days before the event. I might be a veteran of pitchfest, but I always learn something new. But even if you are not going to participate, it's always good to sign up for polish your pitch. It helps you know if you MS is on the right track.
This was a good and well organized event. The additional offering of pitch workshops is fantastic. Savvy pitch events always seem very romance heavy. It would be wonderful to see more agents and especially publishers representing other genres.
A great opportunity.
However, some of the guidelines were a little vague. For example, we were told that each agent/editor would say what sort of pitch they wanted, and no-one did.
Thoroughly impressed with Autumn Pitchfest. Took me a bit to understand the grasp, but believe I finally understood. Wrote and rewrote my pitch numerous times, while also reviewing the agent's requirements. The only comment I would add---it would be nice to see more agents accepting historical fiction/upmarket. It seemed they were all generated to one area instead of this genre. However, I do believe there was room to pitch to one agent who accepted this genre. I was really inspired and amazed at the depth of the pitches, which led me to understand the craft of pitching, what works, and what doesn't work. Kuddos to your team for allowing this opportunity to us writers.
It was really well organized, I was a bit late to signing up, but love how you offered support on how to write a pitch before the event as well. It was great to see such a wonderful selection of agents, from different types of agencies. Thank you for all your hard work!
I liked that the "common materials" was explained before the event and that the agent and editor wishlists were made public beforehand as well. I wish there had been more variety of agents and authors. Perhaps, in the future, you can include more agents and editors that represent and ask for MG and Children books, and less adult romance. ;)
Thankful for those behind the scenes to put on a free even with zero risk to writers. We can still send queries to the slush pile and hone in on our pitch. Thanks for your selfless work!
I like how organized it was. The rules were clear and the team made it easy to pitch directly to agents/editors we were interested in.
I love being able to direct my queries to specific agents. I also am glad NOT to have to send a query.
Thanks for doing this-hopefully someone will 'love' my pitch.