Pitch the Literary Agents

Pitch the Literary AgentsNote: We are no longer accepting agent pitches, however, we will bring this feature back for NFWC 2017. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to stay informed!

New for the 2016 Nonfiction Writers Conference, attendees can pitch a book idea to our panel of literary agents!

How to Participate

  1. Register as a Gold or Platinum NFWC attendee. (Sorry, Live access attendees are not eligible.)
  2. Write a one-page query letter.
    Here are guidelines for writing a query letter.
    Here are examples of successful query letters.
  3. Send your query to us via email with a subject line that reads “Query Submission.” Paste the query in the body of your email. We will reply to acknowledge receipt within two business days. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement, feel free to send a follow-up email to ensure your query came through.
  4. Each query will be forwarded by our team to one or more of the agents from our panel.
  5. An agent may contact you directly if interested in discussing further or if he/she would like to request a full book proposal. If the agent is not able to pursue a book deal, he/she will send back written feedback, which will be forwarded to you.
  6. For any author who receives a request for a full book proposal, The Nonfiction Authors Association will gift you with a complimentary 6-month Authority-level membership ($114 value).
  7. Deadline for submissions is April 29, 2016.
  8. Pitches will be forwarded upon receipt and agents may take several weeks to respond. The sooner you pitch, the sooner you’ll receive a response!

The agents on our panel are actively seeking quality nonfiction book projects. Remember, agents need great writers as much as writers need agents!

This is an incredible opportunity and we want to express our sincere gratitude to the agents who agreed to participate.

Meet the Literary Agents:

Megan Close, Keller Media

Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management

Jody Rein, Jody Rein Books

Jennifer Chen Tran, Fuse Literary

Noah Ballard, Curtis Brown, Ltd.

We will begin accepting agent pitches again for NFWC 2017!