Pitch your book to Jacana Media — in person
Jacana Media is offering aspiring writers an opportunity to pitch their manuscripts to their editors on their second annual From Pitch to Publication session on August 28 2018.
Five out of 20 pitched manuscripts last year were picked up for publication.
Jacana Media said: “Like many publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts, we receive a large number of submissions every week. This means hours spent wading through many e-mails as we try to give every author feedback on their work.
“Writers often try to arrange meetings with publishers, convinced that meeting the publisher in person will persuade them to publish the book, but with only so many hours in a day this isn’t always feasible.
“We are offering you the chance to participate in a 15- to 20-minute session where you’ll be able to pitch your book to a panel comprising three publishers and a high-powered bookseller.”
The external panelists so far include the Sunday Times’s Michele Magwood and Sharon Naidoo from Exclusive Books.
Submissions are open from July 1 to 25 2018.