how can you get your pitch read by agents, book editors and film producers?

For those who want to be successful writers, the road is long and the learning curve is steep. But you can shorten that curve by learning from writers who’ve already been down that road and have become paid writers. That’s why the UNF 2009 Writers Conference is such an opportunity for a burgeoning writer looking to hone their craft.
UNF Division of Continuing Education has partnered up with the Florida Writers Association to give the First Coast a three-day conference from August 7-9. There are three areas of focus: screenwriting, fiction and non-fiction, each with particular workshops. You are of course, allowed to attend all the workshops. Besides workshops on specific subjects such as writing effective dialogue, internet marketing, genre writing and more, they also offer critique workshops, where you can submit part of your work for notes and critiques from paid authors.
Panelists and speakers include Steve Berry, N.Y. times bestselling author of The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Alexandria Link, The Venetian Portrayal and many more.
One of the most exiting things they have to offer is the Book & Film Deal Connection. It’s a unique chance for conference attendees to pitch their work in the form of a logline featured in a Pitch Book that will be submitted to agents, book editors and film producers who have already agreed to accept the submissions from conference attendees. Conference attendees are urged to attend the Submitting Your Written Pitch to the Book & Film Deal Connection Workshop on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm. Leaders of the workshop will answer your questions about submissions and hand out submission forms and guidelines.
If you cannot attend the Sunday workshop, you can obtain submission guidelines and forms from the conference director via email. Writers will have two weeks to refine their pitches/loglines and make submissions in the requested format to the conference director via email. Each attendee may submit one written pitch/logline in either of the three categories: fiction, non-fiction or screenwriting. If writers would like to submit more than one pitch, there is a $25 charge for each additional pitch and can be paid at the time of submission. August 21, 2009 is the deadline. The conference director will compile all written pitches/loglines into a Pitch Book and send to book and screenplay agents, book editors and film producers. If representatives and buyers like your pitch, you’ll be invited to submit your work.
To sign up, or for more info, go to or call 620-4200. Early registration is $249 (through July 10) and regular registration is $299 (through July 31).