Pitch To Publication 2019 Is Now Open / How To Apply (Awards: Book deal and more)

Do you have a book you’d like to send to a publisher? Are you tired of writing and sending out query letters? This pitch-to-publication opportunity is probably what you need.

From 1st July to 26th July 2019, Jacana Media will be giving  authors a rare opportunity to pitch their books directly to three big publishers and one high-powered bookseller.

How The Pitching Session Will Work:

Authors will get a chance to participate in a 15–20-minute session where they will pitch their book to a panel.

If you succeed in  impressing and persuading the panelists with your book idea, they will consider your work for publication.

Readers will shortlist 20 candidates from a pile of book proposals.

If you’d like to give a 15-20 minutes pitch at the Live Pitching Session on 28 August 2019, here’s how to apply:

  • Submit an entry on the Jacana Media Pitch to Publication Submissions Web page.
  • In your entry, you’ll be asked to explain why the panelists will be excited about your book pitch, why they should give you a chance.
  • Before you fill your application, read the articles recommended on the Pitch to Publication submissions Page

Alongside your manuscript, submit an outline highlighting your plans for the following:

• How you are going to help the publishers to sell your book?
• What target market you can reach with your book?
• How your book fits into the Jacana brand?

In 2019, Jacana Media will consider pitches in the following genres:
• Lifestyle
• Children’s Literature
• Fiction
• Politics/Current Affairs/History
• Memoir/Biography/Autobiography
• Natural History/Travel
• Cookery/Baking
• Business

• Self-help

All entries must reach the organizers before the 26th of  July 2019.

You can email your queries  to: submissions@jacana.co.za

Only authors of selected manuscripts will be contacted. . If you don’t hear back from them by 5th August 2019, you can assume that they aren’t interested in hearing your book pitch.

Good luck

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of creativewritingnews.com. Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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