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May Pitch Wars at McNally Jackson W'burg

  • McNally Jackson Books 76 North 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States (map)

Have an idea for a book? A manuscript you're trying to publish? This is your LAST chance to put it to the test before we go on summer hiatus! Sign up to give a one-minute elevator pitch to a panel of experienced editors and agents for real-time Shark Tank-style feedback. Winners will receive a free month at Paragraph. This month, join editor Brenda Copeland, author Sophie Jaff (Love is Red & Crown of Stars) and agent Samantha Morrice (The Leshne Agency).

Brenda Copeland is an editor with more than twenty years’ experience at the big five publishers and over ten years’ experience as an adjunct professor in the graduate publishing program at NYU. Now an independent editor, she works closely with authors through all stages of the writing and publication process, helping them reach their creative potential. 

Sophie Jaff is the author of Love is Red and Crown of Stars, Books I and II of The Night Song Trilogy. The New York Times Book Review has described Love is Red as "Ridiculously entertaining" and "effectively scary and great fun to read." A native of South Africa, Sophie Jaff is an alumna of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a fellow of the Dramatists Guild of America. Her work has been performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, the Duplex, the Gershwin, and Goodspeed Musicals. 

Samantha Morrice is an Editorial Associate and Literary Agent at The Leshne Agency, originally from Laguna Beach, California. Sam is also a fitness teacher and actress. She previously worked at the literary agency, William Clark Associates. She received her MA from NYU in copywriting, copyediting & fact-checking and her BFA & BA in musical theatre and history (also at NYU). 

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your pitch spot or seat here!

Earlier Event: May 23
Roundtable: Dead Rabbits Books