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Here are a few things you should know about your All Access Pass:

  1. Once the summit is over, you will have access to all 30 sessions until January 5, 2022.
  2. You will access the live sessions on Saturday, October 9, through HeySummit, our summit platform. On Saturday, simply click on the schedule and choose the events you wish to attend.
  3. You have the opportunity to sign up to pitch your proposal to an editor or agent. These are extremely limited so as a courtesy to them, only make an appointment if you can fully meet their requirements (see below for precise requirements). Please do not waste their time with anything not on their list or if you cannot fully meet their requirements. If you think you might want to pitch your idea to an agent or editor but are not quite ready, please see #4.
  4. You have the opportunity to make an appointment with a writing mentor. This is the best opportunity if you do not have a fully blown proposal ready to go. You can discuss any writing topic with the mentor.

PLEASE NOTE: The appointment opportunities listed below are held Oct. 6-8 so sign up today to reserve your spot.

Your All Access Pass includes one appointment with any of the following.

Jim Hart, literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency

Jim says:

For the appointment:

  • Fiction writers should have a completed manuscript.
  • Both fiction and nonfiction writers should be prepared to talk about their platform.
  • I like to know if they have a proposal written, and any previous publishing experience, including self-publishing.

Here’s what I’m looking for: I’m most interested in nonfiction on the topics of Christian living including the exploration of a deeper relationship with Jesus, thoughtful/reflective work, and theology for the layman. I am also looking at church growth, social issues, parenting, leadership, and some self-help.

I’m looking at select fiction in these categories:

  • Suspense/thrillers/mystery
  • Romance (contemporary, historical, suspense, Amish)
  • Women’s fiction
  • Cozy mystery
  • Speculative
  • Sci-fi.

I am not looking for devotionals, memoir, children’s books, or middle-grade fiction. I am not looking at proposals for books that have been previously self-published.

Writers should send a one-sheet prior to president @ by October 4 for the book they will be pitching with JIM HART in the subject line.

Sign up for an AGENT PITCH slot with Jim here:

Deb Haggerty, editor with Elk Lake Publishing, Inc

Deb says:

  • All fiction genres.
  • No nonfiction or children’s.
  • Authors should be prepared to give a short summary of the book and what the reader will gain from reading, the status of the manuscript, and why they’re interested in Elk Lake.

Writers should send a one-sheet prior to president @ by October 4 for the book they will be pitching with DEB HAGGERTY in the subject line.

Sign up for an EDITOR PITCH slot with Debb here:

Linda Rondeau, mentor and editor with Elk Lake Publishing, Inc

Linda says: Not quite ready to submit to an agent or publisher? I’ll talk with you about how to prepare a proposal and what to expect from an editor for traditional publishing. I can advise you on how to spruce up the manuscript and how to wow an acquisitions editor or any other skill questions that may not be covered in the workshops.

Sign up for a MENTOR slot with Linda here:

Tamera Lynn Kraft, editor with Mt Zion Ridge Press LLC

Tamera says: I’m looking for Christian fiction in all genres except picture books. I am especially interested in suspense, mystery, and middle grade fiction at this time. It must have a Christian worldview, and it must be finished. I don’t require anything at the time of the appointment. I just want to get to know the author and the story.

Sign up for an EDITOR PITCH slot with Tamera here: