NZSA Writer’s Clinics


NZSA Writer’s Clinics offer an opportunity for consultations with industry experts.


HighSpot Literary Pitching Clinic

12PM-2PM, THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER, 8 SLOTS OF 15 MINUTES.

Pitching to publishers, agents, journals and magazines is an art. In this session, you will have the chance to participate in a one-one-one session with literary agents Vicki Marsdon and Nadine Rubin Nathan.

(Once you have registered and paid for a session, we will contact you to let you know the time slot you have been allocated.)


GENRES CONSIDERED:

  • Commercial women’s fiction (preferably contemporary)
  • Diverse voices
  • Thrillers (esp psychological – locked room thrillers are also in demand)
  • Crime – something with a unique hook as opposed to strictly procedural
  • Non-fiction – on popular subjects incl cooking, dog training, natural history
  • Memoir

Please no middle grade, YA or picture books.


To apply, fill out the online application form.

You will need to attach:

  • A synopsis of the work – 500 words which provides a very clear idea of the plot or contents (if it’s non-fiction)
  • A brief bio – up to 300 words
  • A sample of the work – no more than one chapter in length
  • 4-5 lines that would be used to describe the book to would be readers (like a back cover)
  • $25 fee

PLEASE NOTE: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO NZSA MEMBERS ONLY AND PUBLICATION AND / OR SIGNING WITH THIS AGENT, AS A RESULT OF THIS SESSION, IS NOT GUARANTEED.

NZSA Members – $25

BOOK IN

Once you have signed up and made payment, you will be booked into this WebWorkshop. Attendees will be sent a Zoom videoconference invitation 1 day before the webinar.

Using Zoom for the first time? We will issue instructions along with the link to the event.

Not a member of NZSA? Find out more about the benefits of membership.