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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.

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