Pitch and get published!

Conflux 14 wants to see the next generation of writers. Dammit – we want to be involved! We want to be cheering from the sidelines, and we want to be digging people in the ribs and saying ‘I knew them when…’ at the book launch.

Conflux is again offering you the opportunity to pitch your work. On Sunday, three of the Antipodes’ brightest will be ready and waiting to hear what you can do and what you want to do.

  • Agent extraordinaire Alex Adsett
  • Publishers David Henley and Lee Murray

Conflux is so dedicated to helping you that Saturday afternoon as part of the program is a panel on pitching!

More information on the pitches is available here.

Spaces are limited so make sure you book early.

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Program live

The moment you have been waiting for is here!

THE CONFLUX 14 PROGRAM IS LIVE.

Featuring:

  • Guest of Honour presentations by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Rob Hood
  • The inaugural Book Love Fest where you will find out the latest and greatest books to love
  • Frankenstein’s 200th Birthday Party
  • 11 workshops on various skills of writing and producing our beloved spec fic
  • 8 book launches
  • 25 plus panels on topics ranging from LGBTQI heroes to the Unconventional Hero’s Journey
  • 3 publishers/agents you can pitch to
  • Academic stream
  • Con dinner
  • Kaffeeklatches, readings, trivia and games

Plus the Art Show and Dealers Room, which will be open throughout the con.

And that’s just what is happening onsite! Last year’s amazing Whiskeycon is on again.

There’s still room for more – so if you have an idea, pitch it and we’ll see what we can do. And if there are panels you are interested in doing, we can see if we have room there as well.

Otherwise – come along. Join the Conflux Family. We’d love to have you.

You can download the program here.

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Conflux 9: pitching session with Deonie Fiford, Associate Publisher Harper Voyager

Do you have a completed speculative fiction manuscript?

Would you like to pitch your novel to Harper Voyager’s

Conflux 9 is providing the opportunity for 10 debut and previously published authors with the opportunity to pitch their novels to Deonie Fiford? in April 2013 as part of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention to be held in Canberra from 25 April to 28 April 2013. This is a professional development opportunity to have your novel manuscript in front of an editor.

What do you have to do?

Ensure your MS is as good as it can be. Send the first 30 pages of your MS in standard format RTF or DOC file and a maximum two page synopsis (that is, summary of characters, plot and your intentions/inspiration, in that order) to conflux9@gmail.com during the submission period and using the subject line HarperVoyager Pitch.

It may pay for you to check out some of Harper Voyager’s publications beforehand to ensure your work is what they might be looking for.

If you are already member of Conflux 9 you don’t have to do anything more than wait.

If you aren’t a member of Conflux 9, then join up. The minimum requirement is for entering is a $30 supporting membership.

To attend the pitching workshop during Conflux 9 you need to be attending Conflux on the day of the workshop and a full attending membership is preferred. Those who win a place and cannot attend Conflux 9 will have to give up their place to those the next in line.

What is the process?

The manuscripts will be assessed by two readers and a final list of up to ten decided. The authors of these manuscripts will be invited to a preparatory workshop and then to the pitching session.

A two-hour workshop on how to pitch novels will be presented by author, Rowena Cory Daniels. This will be followed by a one-on-one pitching session with editor Deonie Fiford for 5 minutes.

When will this take place?

Submissions will be open from 1 January to 31 January 2013. The entries will be read during February 2013. The announcement of the shortlisted authors will be made during March. The top ten synopses will be sent Deonie in early April.

And then what?

Deonie Fiford may invite authors to send manuscripts for consideration. However, there is no guarantee she will do so. Conflux 9 and Deonie Fifiord do not provide any guarantees that authors who are selected to pitch novels will be invited to submit a full manuscript. All decisions are final and discussion will not be entered into.

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Pitching opportunity Conflux 9

Pitching session with Marc Gascoigne

Managing Director and Publisher of Angry Robot Books

Do you have a completed speculative fiction manuscript?

Would you like to pitch your novel to Angry Robot Books’s Marc Gascoigne?

Conflux 9 is providing the opportunity for 10 to 15 debut and previously published authors with the opportunity to pitch their novels to Marc Gascoigne in April 2013 as part of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention to be held in Canberra from 25 April to 28 April 2013. This is a professional development opportunity to have your novel manuscript in front of an editor.

What do you have to do?

Ensure your MS is as good as it can be. Send the first 30 pages of your MS in standard format RTF or DOC file and a maximum two page synopsis (that is, summary of characters, plot and your intentions/inspiration, in that order) to conflux9@gmail.com during the submission period and using the subject line AngryRobotPitch.

It may pay for you to check out some of Angry Robot’s publications beforehand to ensure your work is what they might be looking for. Here is a link to their submissions page for more information. http://angryrobotbooks.com/submissions/

If you are already member of Conflux 9 you don’t have to do anything more than wait.

If you aren’t a member of Conflux 9, then join up. The minimum requirement is for entering is a $30 supporting membership.

To attend the pitching workshop during Conflux 9 you need to be attending Conflux on the day of the workshop and a full attending membership is preferred. Those who win a place and cannot attend Conflux 9 will have to give up their place to those the next in line.

What is the process?

The manuscripts will be assessed by two readers and a final list of up to fifteen decided. The authors of these manuscripts will be invited to a preparatory workshop and then to the pitching session.

A two-hour workshop on how to pitch novels will be presented by author, Rowena Cory Daniels. This will be followed by a one-on-one pitching session with editor Marc Gascoigne for 5 minutes.

When will this take place?

Submissions will be open from 1 January to 31 January 2013. The entries will be read during February 2013. The announcement of the shortlisted authors will be made during March. The top ten synopses will be sent to Marc Gascoigne in early April.

And then what?

Marc Gascoigne may invite authors to send him manuscripts for consideration. However, there is no guarantee he will do so. Conflux 9 and Marc Gascoigne do not provide any guarantees that authors who are selected to pitch novels will be invited to submit a full manuscript. All decisions are final and discussion will not be entered into.

Marc will be available during Conflux 9 for any member to talk to, either during general events or in the bar.

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