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Editor/Agent Appointments

RWA2017 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, if any remain, starting May 22. Any open appointments will be available for selection the morning of the event.

Sign-up for editor/agent appointments is a tiered process.

  • May 1, 9 a.m. CT: 2017 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
  • May 8, 9 a.m. CT: 2016 and 2015 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
  • May 15, 9 a.m. CT: PAN and PRO member sign-up opens
  • May 22, 9 a.m. CT: Sign-up opens to all other registrants

Information on the editors and agents taking appointments will be posted before sign-up opens on May 2.

Questions? E-mail Carol Ritter at