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Saturday, April 17 • 14:00 - 14:50
How To Stand Out in Pitch Contests and Mentorship Competitions

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Writing has and always will be a tricky business, but social media is creating new and accessible ways for emerging writers to reach agents and even editors. The most prominant among the new opportunities are pitch contests and mentorship competitions.

In this talk, we'll discuss what pitch contests and mentoring competitions are, how to participate and, most importantly, how to stand out and achieve success. As a traditionally published author, these were critical to me launching my career. I'm hoping to share some key insights as both a mentee and mentor from some of these mentoring competitions. I'll also go into how I landed my agent thanks to pitch competitions.

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George Jreije

I’m an Arab-American middle grade fantasy author of two forthcoming books from HarperCollins. My first novel, SHAD HADID AND THE ALCHEMISTS OF ALEXANDRIA debuts in 2022. Additionally, my short fiction has been commissioned by UNICEF. When not writing, I’m mentoring writers with... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 14:00 - 14:50 UTC