Kansas City Public Library — Pitchapalooza!

Posted on February 24, 2011


Put together a one-minute, prize-winning pitch and you could win a free introduction to a genre-specific agent or publisher.

That’s a very big deal, indeed.

This event occurs in Kansas City, Missouri at the Kansas City Public Library (KCPL). You only have 4 days to come up with your pitch, but if it’s a good one, you could score big.

Below are more details about the event, but you may also visit the KCPL site for information and to RSVP to save a spot at the affair.


The Book Doctors, aka, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, will be making a house call in Kansas City, at the Kansas City Public Library, with Rainy Day Books.  They want YOU to pitch your book at their acclaimed event, Pitchapalooza, which was recently featured in The New York Times, and in a mini-documentary forNewsday. Pitchapalooza is like American Idol for books–only without the Simon. Writers get one minute to pitch their book ideas to an all-star panel of publishing experts. The winner receives an introduction to an appropriate agent or publisher for his/her book. Plus, anyone who buys a copy of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published from Rainy Day Books gets a free consultation worth $100.

Arielle Eckstut has been a literary agent for 18 years. She is also the author of seven books and the co-founder of the iconic brand, LittleMissMatched. David Henry Sterry is the best-selling author of 12 books, on a wide variety of subjects including memoir, sports, YA fiction and reference. His last book appeared on the cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.  Together, they’ve helped dozens and dozens of talented amateur writers become published authors.  They’ve appeared everywhere from NPR’s Morning Edition to USA Today, and have taught publishing workshops everywhere from the Miami Book Fair to Stanford University.