I get asked this question often. Writers want to make the most of their time and talent. Querying is a part in your writing career that is fraught with stress, expectation, and worry–oh wait, this sounds like the entire length of a writing career! Jokes aside, the decisions you make to start your career have a huge influence on the trajectory of it.
So what’s the best way to pitch an industry professional? In person at a conference? In the slush pile? Or in an online contest?
All of these have advantages and disadvantages. Let’s go over them.
Pitching At A Conference In Person
Advantage: We get to know a slice of your personality (even if it’s only for 10 minutes) and whether we could see ourselves working together. Establishing a personal connection is beneficial for both parties.
Disadvantage: We haven’t seen your material yet! It all depends on the writing…
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