WRITERS PITCH BOOK TAKES A BREAK
Thank you for your interest in Writers Pitch Book. The Pitch Book was created to serve as a connection between writers attending the UNF Writers Conference, held annually at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. After the conference suspended operations, Sharon Y. Cobb, former director of the conference, published the Writers Pitch Book to help authors and screenwriters connect with agents, publishers and film producers.
Due to deaths and illnesses in Sharon’s immediate family, the Writers Pitch Book will not be published in the Spring of 2014. We hope you understand and wish you the very best on your writing careers.
SPRING 2013 WRITERS PITCH BOOK NOW OUT TO AGENTS AND FILM PRODUCERS!
Literary agents began receiving the Spring 2013 Writers Pitch Book via email today (April 12).
Hollywood production companies began getting the Writers Pitch Book April 18. We sent another round of Pitch Books to production companies today (May 29).
FREE ANALYSIS: BOOKS AND SCRIPTS SELLING IN HOLLYWOOD IN 2012
The news from Hollywood continues to be cause for celebration by authors and screenwriters. Over half of all deals made by film producers in 2012 were for original work. About 29% of purchases were books. And the majority of those weren’t the usual blockbuster novels or best-sellers. I saw loads of deals for older books by unknown or less prominent authors. There were e-books, indie published books and little known titles.
U.K. FILM PRODUCER REQUESTS SCRIPTS AND BOOKS
Congratulations to writers with pitches in the Fall 2012 Writers Pitch Book who caught the eye of YouGoFar Productions. The production company produces films in the U.K. and Estonia and maintain production offices in both countries.
YouGoFar requested four full screenplays and synopsis from screenwriters. They also requested three manuscripts and/or books plus synopsis. Best of luck to all our writers sending scripts and books to YouGoFar.
PITCH BOOK WRITER GETS REQUEST FOR HER WORK!
Congratulations to D.D. Queens for having an agent with MARSAL LYON LITERARY AGENCY request a synopsis and first three chapters of her novel, New Smyrna Swing: A Jenna Palmer Mystery.
HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION COMPANIES GET THE FALL 2012 WRITERS PITCH BOOK.
Check out which producers got it here:
More film production companies will be receiving the Fall 2012 Writers Pitch Book soon.
FALL 2012 WRITERS PITCH BOOK SENT TO AGENTS.
Check out which agencies got it here:
The deadline for submissions to the Fall 2012 Writers Pitch Book has been extended until Saturday, September 15, midnight.
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WHAT IS HOLLYWOOD BUYING NOW? ANALYSIS OF 2012 FILM DEALS.
Hollywood is bullish on books and specs screenplays are selling again. Writers Pitch Book owner, Sharon Y. Cobb, compiled an analysis of what’s been selling in Hollywood in the first six months of 2012 and now you can see the results.
Download Sharon’s FREE report on Hollywood deals: http://writerspitchbook.com/2012/08/17/what-is-hollywood-buying-now-analysis-of-2012-film-deals
AGENT REQUESTS WORK FROM FIVE MORE PITCH BOOK AUTHORS
Congratulations to writers receiving requests for submissions from agent Sandy Lu of L. Perkins Agency. READ MORE: http://writerspitchbook.com/2012/07/12/agent-requests-work-from-five-more-pitch-book-authors/
WRITERS PITCH BOOK OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2012 FALL PITCH BOOK.
We opened submissions a few days early for writers eager to submit their pitches. Click this link for the scoop: http://writerspitchbook.com/2012/06/27/writers-pitch-book-opens-for-submissions/
HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS GETTING PITCH BOOK
Prominent Hollywood productions companies, Escape Artists and The Donners’ Company requested and received the current edition of Writer Pitch Book. Read the story:
WHAT’S THE SPRING 2012 PITCH BOOK COVER LOOK LIKE? Check it out:
MORE AGENTS INVITED TO GET WRITERS PITCH BOOK!
We’ve sent emails to more agents to invite them to request and review the Spring 2012 Pitch Book. See the story: http://writerspitchbook.com/2012/05/11/more-agents-invited/
AGENTS AND EDITORS REQUESTING SPRING 2012 WRITERS PITCH BOOK:
Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger, Inc.
Mollie Glick, Foundry Media
Sandy Lu, L. Perkins Agency
Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Andrea Machinist, Janklow
Nina Bruhns, Editorial Director for the Dead Sexy imprint of Entangled Publishing
AGENTS REQUESTING WRITERS’ WORK!
A huge congratulations to all the writers who I’ve contacted April 25 and 26 with requests from agents to review their work.
As of April 26 we have 18 requests for submissions. Most of these were for a synopsis and first three chapters. Some are for a synopsis and first five pages of the manuscript.
We’ll be inviting more agents, editors and Hollywood producers to get the Writers Pitch Book and keep you updated.
SEVEN EDITORS INVITED TODAY! See the story: http://writerspitchbook.com/2012/04/26/seven-editors-invited-to-get-pitch-book-today/
WRITERS PITCH BOOK IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS. WE WILL BE OPEN FOR PITCH SUBMISSIONS AGAIN JULY 1, 2012.
WHAT IS WRITERS PITCH BOOK?
Writers Pitch Book is a compilation of pitches from writers who want book agents, book editors, Hollywood literary agents and film producers to request their manuscripts and screenplays. The Pitch Book is an easy way for writers to connect with representatives and buyers of their work with hopes of signing with the right agent, making a deal to have books published and/or films produced. Forget about sending out cold query letters to agents, editors and producers. Let us contact them for you.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. You submit your pitches.
Writers submit pitches about their books, manuscripts and screenplays to us.
2. We find the right representatives and buyers for you.
We research and recruit the agents, editors and producers most likely to respond to your pitches.
3. Writers Pitch Books are sent to representatives and buyers.
We send pitch books to agents, editors and producers in the exact format they prefer: PDF file, MS Word file or hard copy sent via snail mail. Some may ask us to send pitches representing a specific genre and no others. We design a pitch book specifically for that Pitch Book recipient and send it to them.
4. When agents, editors or Hollywood producers like your pitch, they tell us.
As soon as we hear that an agent, editor or producer wants to see your manuscript or screenplay, we contact you and ask you to submit your work directly to the person requesting it.
5. If the representative or buyer wants to represent your work or buy/option your screenplay, you make the deal. We take no commission.
HOW OFTEN DOES THE WRITERS PITCH BOOK GO OUT TO REPRESENTATIVES AND BUYERS?
FALL 2012 WRITERS PITCH BOOK
Writers Pitch Book Opens for Fall 2012 Submissions: July 1, 2012
Writers’ Submission Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2012, midnight
Distribution to Agents, Editors and Film Producers: Week of October 1, 2012
SPRING 2013 WRITER PITCH BOOK
Writers Pitch Book Opens for Spring 2013 Submissions: January 14, 2013
Writers’ Submission Deadline: Friday, March 14, 2013, midnight.
Distribution to Agents, Editors and Film Producers: Week of April 15, 2013.
WHAT TYPES OF PITCHES MAY WRITERS SUBMIT?
• Young Adult
• Children’s Book (chapter and picture books)
• Any other fiction genre you like
• Screenplays in any genre
• TV & Film Rights Available (for published and unpublished books)
WHAT IF I WANT TO PITCH MY MANUSCRIPT OR BOOK TO HOLLYWOOD AS A POSSIBLE FILM ADAPTATION?
We are happy to say that Writers Pitch Book has a special section called “Film Rights Available” specifically to pitch your traditionally published and self-published books to producers. You may also submit pitches for e-books and unpublished manuscripts.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
You may submit a pitch for $50 and it will be featured in the Pitch Book for six months. You may submit as many pitches in as many genres as you like. If you submit multiple pitches, you receive a 10% discount on each pitch after the first pitch.
1 Pitch $50
2 Pitches $90
3 Pitches $135
4 Pitches $180
5 Pitches $225
Submissions for the Spring 2012 Writers Pitch Book will begin in January 2012.
DO I REALLY NEED WRITERS PITCH BOOK?
No. If you enjoy taking the time to research the right markets and agents for your work and you write compelling query letters, you should continue sending cold queries out. But if you prefer to have us do the research and use our contacts to help connect you with the right agents, editors and producers, try Writers Pitch Book. It just takes a small investment in your career (fee for your pitch/es) and a little time to write a great pitch (with our guidance). Then you can go back to writing your next book or script.