THE BOOK MARKET
Pitch your novel to an editor or an agent. The Women's Fiction Festival calls in editors and agents from the US and Europe and the afternoon pitching sessions are part of the conference program. We have an exciting range of editors and agents this year at the 10th International Women's Fiction Festival.
Kimberley Cameron of Kimberley Cameron and Associates (USA), Julia Churchill of AM Heath (UK), Deborah Grosvenor of Grosvenor Literary Agency (USA), Maria Cristina Guerra of Thesis Literary Agency (Italy), Peter Miller of PMA Literary and Film Management (USA) and Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency (USA).
Kimberly Young of Harper Fiction (UK), Stephane Marsan of Bragelonne (France), Leah Thaxton of Faber (UK), Alessandra Bazardi of Harlequin Mondadori (Italy), Giulia De Biase of Sperling & Kupfer (Italy), Donatella Minuto of Giunti (Italy) e Jacopo De Michelis of Marsilio (Italy).
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: BRAINSTORMIN SESSIONS
Brainstorming in italian with MARIA PAOLA ROMEO - afternoon session of an hour and a half September 26
Brainstorming in English with JANE CORRY- afternoon session of an hour and a half September 27 and September 28
Francesco Introna – How to Poison Someone date TBA
Sebastian Moricord-Marketing your book
James Dalessandro – Plotting help
Athina Papa - The Translators Corner
The Book Fair and the Help Desk are available to all registered participants in the Writers Conference of the International Women's Fiction Festival. Whether you are unpublished or the author of fifty books, whether you write literary fiction or genre fiction or even non fiction, the writers conference is for you.
HOW TO PITCH
Prepare a brief synopsis of your book. You have ten minutes to close the deal so be organized, succinct and persuasive. If you're interested in the foreign market, you might want to bring a translated synopsis of your book to present to the foreign agent or editor.
It would be helpful to have business cards with your contact info printed up.
The pitching sessions will have interpretation available, make sure you ask for interpretation beforehand. The Festival will do everything in its power to ensure that writers will be able to communicate with foreign editors and agents.
The Book Fair does not issue day passes.
As always with pitching sessions, the Festival makes the sessions possible but is not responsible for delayed or negative responses. In any event, access to top agents and editors from your own country and to top foreign agents and editors is a fabulous opportunity which you shouldn't miss. You can learn even from a no.
Remember Stephen King's first book was rejected 30 times and Twilight was rejected 14 times.
WOMEN’S FICTION DISCOVERIES
The Women’s Fiction Festival has a great track record in recognizing new talent. This is a list of books discovered in Matera: Margaret Moore, Tuscan Terminator (Worldwide Mystery); Elizabeth Edmondson, Doume (Sourcebooks). Giovanni Ziccardi, L’Ultimo Hacker (Marsilio), Giuseppina Torregrossa, Il Conto delle minne (Mondadori), Emilia Marasco, Famiglia femminile plural (Mondadori), Daniela de Prato, Il Sole negli occhi (Tea Libri), Gabriella Genisi, La Circonferenza delle arrange (Sonzogno) which will be shortly made into a TV series. Many other books are still under consideration by interantional editors and agents.