RWA2016 conference attendees have the opportunity to sign up for pitch appointments with romance fiction-acquiring editors and agents. Pitch appointments are individual 10-minute meetings where writers pitch their (completed) romance novels/novellas to editors/agents. Conference attendees may sign up for one editor and one agent appointment each.
Authors who sign up for pitch appointments must certify that they are pitching a completed manuscript or have previously published a novel or novella.
Priority for appointments goes first to current Golden Heart and RITA finalists, then to past Golden Heart and RITA finalists from the previous two years' contests, then to PRO and PAN members. All other conference attendees may select appointments at the conference on a first come bassis. Open appointments will be available for selection one day prior to the event.
Sign-up for editor/agent appointments is a tiered process that begins in May.