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End of this year’s WriteOnCon

Woo, what a whirlwind, right? From crazy twitter pitches (twitches?) to ninja stalking and requests to hopefully making new friends in the forums, we hope you had as great a time as us!  If you need a recap of the things that happened on day #2, here you go:

Twitter Pitch Event with editor Annie Berger from Harper Collins (see if yours was selected; go to #writeoncon to read the feedback)

Twitter Pitch Event with literary agent Carlie Webber (see if yours was selected; go to #writeoncon to read the feedback)

Twitter Pitch Event with literary agent Victoria Marini (see if yours was selected; go to #writeoncon to read the feedback)

Live chat with editor Andrew Harwell and literary agent Jenny Bent

And… now the conference is over already! What a bummer, right? Well, don’t despair… at least our forums will stay up for a couple of weeks, so you can still read the work of other’s, critique and maybe even some ninjas might still show their faces – uh masks? – this week. Who really knows? They’re THAT sneaky.

First and foremost we’d like to thank all the literary agents and editors that provided their free time to WriteOnCon this year! You all have busy schedules and it means a lot to us that some of you keep coming back for more. ;)  We can’t say thank you enough for that!

Secondly, our attendees… thank you for sticking with us through server outages and technical difficulties. Thanks for contributing to the forums and generally being awesome!

A feedback form, where you can tell us what you thought of this year’s condensed version of WriteOnCon, can be found here!

We’ve already received a couple of donations, so THANK YOU so much to those people who’ve contributed. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider it, because your donations are what keeps WriteOnCon going and has us return every year! Even a small donation goes a long way!




Thank you!

WriteOncon…. out.

Live event with editor Andrew Harwell and literary agent Jenny Bent

Live Blog Live event with editor Andrew Harwell and literary agent Jenny Bent
 

Welcome to Day 2!

Wasn’t yesterday awesome?! I hope you’ve been spending time in our forums. I can’t stress it enough — that’s where most of the WriteOnCon magic happens. Even if you don’t get your work commented on by an agent, you can learn a lot from the comments they leave for others.

We also hope you got a lot of information yesterday on what makes a good pitch. We have several more pitch events today, so we’re hoping to get through more of the HUNDREDS of pitches that have been submitted via our Google form.

You can still submit your pitch if you haven’t yet. (Please don’t submit a repeat! We only need you to put in your pitch once.) The form will remain open until 3 PM EST, at which time we will close it.

We have a couple of hours until our first event, so head over to the forums and get some critiquing done!

 

End of Day 1!

Whew! So we made it through day one! Even through the glitches and changes and everything. That’s the great part about technology — you never really know if you can count on it!

We’re thrilled with your patience, and your kindness, as we work behind-the-scenes to put on the best events we can. We realize that we cannot meet everyone’s needs, so every “thank you!” and “you’re doing great!” mean a lot to us.

In case you missed some of the awesome today, here’s where you can go to get caught up:

Keynote by Literary Agent Peter Knapp

Twitter Pitch Event with literary agent Katie Reed (see if yours was selected; go to #writeoncon to read the feedback)

Twitter Pitch Event with literary agent Amy Stern (see if yours was selected; go to #writeoncon to read the feedback)

Live Chat with literary agent Molly Ker Hawn

Live Google Hangout with the editors at Spencer Hill Press

 

And we have another day of awesomeness lined up for tomorrow! We hope you’ve been hanging out in the forums, getting and giving feedback, and maybe doing a little Ninja stalking…

 

And if you can, we’d love for you to donate to WriteOnCon. It takes thousands of dollars each year to update the forums, purchase the plans we need for chatting, and increase our server capacity. NONE of the organizers behind the scenes get a dime — it all goes to making sure we can keep bringing you these great events.




Thanks!