Kicking Off The 2020 Conference Season

Hi all, I’m delighted to announce that the 2020 conference season is now underway. I kicked off the year last weekend taking remote pitches at THE CRUCIBLE, a writers conference by bestselling author, Angie Fenimore. There were a number of pitch opportunities that weekend, and I’m incredibly grateful to Angie for the chance to expand my exposure as a junior literary agent by meeting a TON of authors and hearing about their books. If you follow me on social media, you may have encountered me gushing about this event already.

It is such a humbling experience meeting authors. I know that many times, it’s the first time you’ve pitched to an agent. What an incredibly intimidating thing to do. You guys are so courageous! The thing to remember is agents are just people, the same as you. I’m likely as nervous as you are. It just feels more stressful because under that professional exterior, you might be banking your hopes on representation, and I am hoping to find the next great read….no pressure, right?

So, let’s say you DIDN’T attend The Crucible last weekend. I have a number of pitch opportunities (some in-person, most online) for the remainder of the year, and if you’re organizing a writers conference or a pitchfest and would potentially like me to attend as faculty, please shoot me an email at lmiller (at) MetamorphosisLiteraryAgency.com. I’d love to hear from you! I’ll be updating my Events page with more opportunities as we go. Here’s what I’ve currently got lined up so far:

#KissPitch
Dates: February 14, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: All The Kissing, a collective of authors (unaffiliated with RWA) will be pitching their manuscripts on Twitter, on Valentine’s Day, using the hashtag #KissPitch. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event. I love romance, so this sound be a ton of fun!

#FaithPitch
Dates: February 27, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

Writers at the Lodge
Dates: March 7, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm.
Location: The Lodge at Des Peres, Des Peres, MO
Details: St. Louis Writers Guild is hosting a special event, with talks by Kortney Price, Andrew Doty, and Guy Anthony de Marco. There will also be editing consultations available as well as pitch sessions. I will be taking pitches at the event in person. I’m looking forward to meeting with you there.

#FaithPitch
Dates: June 25, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

#FaithPitch
Dates: November 12, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

Additionally, in late April, I will be taking pitches in-person at a conference, but details are being ironed out. Stay tuned for more on that. So, if you plan on participating in any of these events, I am looking forward to hearing more about your work. And even if these aren’t a good fit for where you’re at with your novel, I hope that 2020 is a GREAT year for your writing.