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Once again, StokerCon® will offer an opportunity for attendees to pitch their projects directly to publishers, editors, and agents!

What Is a Pitch?
A pitch is a concise, engaging description of your project meant to pique the interest of the person to whom you are pitching your story. Make your pitch short—two or three sentences at most—and be prepared to answer questions.

What Should I Pitch?
Pitch finished projects. Do not pitch ideas. Make sure your work is error-free and ready to submit. If someone shows interest in your work, they will ask you to submit it once StokerCon has ended.

To Whom Should I Pitch?
Choose pitch takers who actually represent your project. If you’ve written a Young Adult Horror novel, make sure the person/people to whom you want to pitch represent/publish YA Horror. This is a critical part of the pitch process—do your homework before you decide to whom you wish to pitch. You have one shot with this person. Make sure it counts.

How Do Pitch Sessions Work?
There are a limited number of pitch sessions for each publisher, editor, or agent assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, in the order the requests are received. When you preregister for a pitch session, list up to three of your preferred pitch takers. This helps your chances to get at least one of your favored choices.

How To Register For A Pitch Session


NOTE: The deadline has passed.

Registration for Pitch Sessions is no longer available.

Pitch Session requests will open to registered attendees on Monday, May 22nd at Noon Eastern/9 am Pacific and close on Sunday, May 28th at Noon Eastern/9 am Pacific. Please email gonnhirr3382 @ with your top three choices. In the Subject Line, put STOKERCON 2023 PITCH SESSION. Any pitch requests received before the date and time listed above will be discarded, as will any received after the closing time. You will be notified by email the names and times of the persons to whom you will pitch. You should receive this notification no later than June 1st.

Pitch Sessions will be held on Saturday, June 17th , from Noon until 2 pm, in the Grand Station Ballroom I. Please arrive fifteen minutes before your pitch is scheduled to start, in case we are running ahead of schedule.

Pitch Session Panel
We will hold a pitch session panel on Saturday, June 17th , from 11 am until 11:45am in Brighton III-IV (watch the sched app for any updates). Anyone pitching is strongly urged to attend this panel. You will be able to ask questions, and gain important information from the panelists.

Taking Pitches

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