Ever wonder how to get your work past the slush pile? Ever wish that editors were a little more accessible? Well, wish no more. Flatmancrooked introduces PITCH: Brooklyn. Please RSVP on the Facebook page.
Here’s the idea: Flatmancrooked wants to give authors the opportunity to submit and pitch their work in-person, face-to-face with real, live editors. Details are as follows:
The event will take place at:
BROOKLYN LIBRARY — Park Slope (in the auditorium):
431 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215-4006
Date & Time: SATURDAY, SEPT. 26th. Sign-up begins at 11am. PITCH starts promptly at 11:30am.
This event allows 80 writers two minutes to PITCH their work for potential print publication. This is a first-come, first-serve event. Be there first to ensure your opportunity to sign-up and PITCH your story. NOTE: We are allowing a max of 30 writers to sign-up early, after the book release for Emma Straub’s Fly-Over State, occurring the night before at Bookcourt.
Short stories: Stories that are 8k words or less will be considered for print publication in one of Flatmancrooked’s anthologies. Be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation of why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked.
Novellas: Longer stories, ranging from 8-30k words will be considered for the New Novella imprint. Be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation of why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked, and how you would envision marketing it to its potential audience.
Novels/Book-Length Manuscripts: Work longer than 40k words will be considered for the main Flatmancrooked imprint. Again, be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation for why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked, and how you would envision marketing it to its potential audience.
For short stories and novellas, we would like the full manuscript, printed and stapled with a cover sheet including complete contact information. For novels/book-length manuscripts we’d like to see the first 30 pages–or the first chapter and additional chapters that best represent the work, not to exceed 30 pages.
At the close of the event, the editorial staff will announce which stories, based on the PITCHES heard, are being put under consideration for publication. The rest of the submissions will receive detailed feedback about both their pitch and their story. Again, this will happen at the close of the event, at roughly 1:30pm.
Please read and review Flatmancrooked’s submission guidelines and contractual standards so that you are familiar with our model.
Hope to see 80 great writers in Brooklyn!