When is it the right time to pitch your book?

Some of the most common questions writers ask us have to do with pitching. It only makes sense. Pitching a book is a significant step both in the life of your book, and a big one in your writing career, too. With that in mind—and seats for the upcoming Writer’s Digest Annual Conference Pitch Slam selling fast—here are some quick tips (with a few suggestions at the end for further reading):

From Attendee to Published Author

Kimmery Martin knows a thing or two about multi-tasking. She’s a wife, mom, blogger, author, and—in her spare time—a doctor. OK, maybe that’s not the exact order of priority, but you get the idea. She’s a terrific example of someone who carves out time to write amid the chaos of everyday life. We hope she picked up some tips from one of her previous trips to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference! Kimmery is an alum who we’re happy to welcome back as an attendee this year—especially since her debut novel, The Queen of Hearts, is out February 6th, 2018 from Penguin Random House. We chatted with her a bit about her journey to publication and why she’s coming back this year.

From Attendee to Speaker: An Interview with Tiffany D. Jackson

We’re thrilled to welcome Writer’s Digest Annual Conference attendee alum Tiffany D. Jackson back to this year’s event—this time as a speaker on the Debut Author Panel. Jackson’s first book, Allegedly, is a page-turner of a YA novel that will appeal to teens and adults alike (and I’m not just saying that because I read it compulsively in two days). We recently asked Jackson about her experiences becoming a published author and her take on where YA is headed next.

Literary Things to do in NYC:


The Strand Bookstore

Home to over 2.5 million used, new and rare books—that’s 18 miles of Books—The Strand is always a good time. Buy one of their book-themed tote bags and look like a New Yorker.

We’re Saving You a Seat at the Table This Year!

"This was my first writing conference and it totally blew me away! I made some awesome friends, got some great feedback from agents, and really just had so much fun. I can't wait for next year!" – 2016 Attendee – Marielle O.”


One of the most exciting developments those of us at WD have gotten to witness over the past few Writer’s Digest Annual Conferences is the true community that has begun to spring up among attendees, new and returning alike. Every year, the circle gets a bit bigger and we want you to be a part of it this year.