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LWC}NYC - Pitch Central

One-on-one meetings with industry-leading fiction and nonfiction agents.


Thank you to all those who attended LWC}Pitch Central on May 15, 2018. Sign up for our newsletter and stay tuned for the next one!
Finding an agent takes time and knowhow. Pitch Central offers an immediate, face-to-face meeting with a prospective agent seeking new clients. Cut through response times and competition to leave a memorable impression; make inroads to achieving your career goals as a writer. Perhaps meet the perfect agent for you or narrow your search by receiving caring guidance to hone your pitch.
Applicants will have the opportunity to select from two meeting levels that allow writers in different stages of their manuscript to receive immediate feedback:


  • $100 Quick Pitch

    Whether or not your manuscript is finished, discuss with an agent its overall premise, receiving feedback on where and how it might fit in the marketplace. Six minutes.
  • $200 Full Pitch

    Submit a query letter, synopsis, and 15 double-spaced pages in advance; your agent will review your materials and come prepared to advise you on next steps. Twelve minutes.


Pitch Central takes place at the lively Solas Bar, a friendly setting in Manhattan’s East Village frequented by writers and publishing professionals hailing from presses small and large. Spend some time in the Pitch Central Authors Lounge building community with your fellow writers.



Caroline Eisenmann

Caroline Eisenmann (Frances Goldin Literary Agency) is particularly drawn to novels that engage with social issues, stories about obsession, and work that centers around intimacy and its discontents. Her nonfiction interests include deeply reported narratives (especially those that take the reader into the heart of a subculture), literary memoir, cultural criticism, essay collections, and history and biography with a surprising point of view.

Sonali Chanchani

Sonali Chanchani (Folio Literary Management) is drawn to upmarket and literary fiction — particularly smart women’s fiction; quirky, heartfelt family stories; nuanced psychological mysteries; and atmospheric novels with a touch of magical realism. In nonfiction, she’s interested in narrative nonfiction, essay collections, and memoirs that speak to larger societal concerns. Across the board, she’s keen to work with underrepresented voices.

Grace Ross

Grace Ross (Regal Hoffmann & Associates) is interested in literary fiction that experiments with form and speaks to the current cultural climate; historical fiction; international narratives; and dynamic plots that bridge genres. In nonfiction, she is looking for socially and politically conscious narratives, popular science, biography, cultural theory, and memoir.

Jody Kahn

Jody Khan (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.) represents both literary and upmarket fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction; and across all categories is looking for books that are beautifully written while also containing a really good story. Dark and edgy is always a plus, as is humor.



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