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November 10, 2021

Pitch to the Publishers returns at WANL’s 2021 Annual General Meeting!

Enter for the chance to present a two-minute pitch of your project to a panel of publishers at Pitch Wars, our wildly successful pitching panel first held at the WANL AGM in 2019, and virtually in 2020 (and now, 2021) via Facebook Live!

The first year of this highly anticipated event culminated in half of the pitchers securing book deals… Could yours be next?

The 2021 panel of Publishers includes Breakwater Books Ltd., Flanker Press Ltd.,  Engen Books, and Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides, Memorial University Press, and Boulder Books.

Pitch Wars is aimed at individuals with complete works who are preparing to query (about to seek out publishers/agents). 

• Fiction works should consist of a completed draft/manuscript. A full synopsis and an estimated word count will help the Publisher know what your game-plan is.

• Non-Fiction works should be a complete proposal, with a sample chapter and a complete outline/synopsis. Mention your established sources and what they bring to this book. Be ready to explain why you’re the best person to write this story, and why people will want to read it.

• Poetry works should include a number of pages, notes on overall theme/mood of the collection, any additional details regarding what inspired you to write these poems and who would like to read them.

• Children’s/Young Adult books should consist of a completed draft/manuscript, with special attention to the accompanying artwork/illustrations, if available. Sample art should be included (viewable) to the Publishers. (Some publishers may have illustrators – keep an open mind!)

Please note: only ten submissions will be accepted for the 2021 event.
We will be offering three slots for St. John/Avalon Peninsula, three for Central/Burin, and three for Western/Labrador, with all entries having a chance to secure the tenth slot.

How to register for Pitch Wars:

Pitch submissions open to pre-registration for WANL members only.

Submit by emailing with your name, email, writing genre and one-sentence description of your pitch with the subject line “WANL PITCH WARS.”

Deadline to register: 5 p.m. on November 10, 2021

Times and Locations

November 10, 2021

5:00 pm