In order to get the most out of your pitching sessions, we ask you prepare at least 2 pitches that you can present to the agents you're paired with. What you include in these pitches is up to you, but the more questions and ideas you come with, the better your experience will be. Think of it like an 'elevator pitch' - what are the core points about your idea that you think the agent needs to know about to give you feedback. Each pitching session is only 15 minutes long, so make it count!
When you book your ticket, we ask for you to pick 3 genre choices from the options below, and you should have at least an idea for a pitch for all of these. We will then do our best to match you to agent with backgrounds in those genres - prioritising your first choice, then your second, then your third - and will endeavour to allocate you at least your first choice, if not your second as well. You can pick the same genre twice, if you like, but you must have at least one different selection.
Science Fiction / Fantasy
Screen/Stage (TV /Radio/Theatre)
Short Stories (inc Flash fiction)
Creative non-fiction (biography, autobiography, any other prose)
All of the literary agents, editors and publishers attending will have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with you during your pitching sessions, so don't worry too much if you don't get matched with who you want. We'll let you know in advance who you're meeting with so you can do some background research, but we ask that you please don't contact them before the Grad Fair. Anyone found contacting their agents will lose their pitching sessions with that agent.