The Hook Pitch Off


Calling all authors & illustrators!

We are delighted to offer attendees an exclusive opportunity to get their work noticed by industry professionals!

Come and join us for an exciting new pitch event on Saturday afternoon in a brand-new, super entertaining format – think a cross between blind date and speed pitching. There will be opportunities for illustrators and authors for all age groups. You might even win a prize of a 1-1 with an agent or editor!


To participate:

Are you an Author, Author/Illustrator or Illustrator who is attending the conference?

Are you willing to get up on stage and pitch your work to agents & editors in front of an audience?

If yes, then to apply to take part, please submit:

• An elevator pitch of no more than two lines

• Up to 500 words of your chosen work OR if you’re an illustrator, submit 3 jpeg images of your work (300dpi)

• The target age-group, genre and word count of your work (eg PB, YF, MG, YA)

Send submissions to with the subject line ‘Conference Pitch Submission’ no later than midnight on Monday 17th October.

We will select a lucky few to join us on stage and will be in touch if you’re chosen.

Further Questions?

If you have any questions/queries about the Pitch Event at the SCBWI conference please email:

Anna at