The sixth annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers was held on June 22 at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. The conference featured panels and pitch sessions with agents, editors, and other publishing professionals. Participating publishing professionals included editors Caitlin Alexander, Peter Borland (Atria Books), Sally Howe (Scribner), Alex Logan (Grand Central Publishing), and Helen Richard (G. P. Putnam’s Sons); and agents Sarah LaPolla (Bradford Literary Agency), Cynthia Manson (Cynthia Manson Literary Agency), Lori Perkins (L. Perkins Agency), and Tina Pohlman (Union Literary). Fiction writer Sophie McManus attended as a guest author. The cost of the conference was $625, which included two pitches. Preconference “Prep for Your Pitch” sessions were held on June 19, June 20, and June 21; the cost was $85. The general registration deadline was June 15; registration for pitch sessions with agents was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Sarah Lawrence College Publish and Promote Your Book Conference, Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. (914) 395-2205.