Call to pitch your book for publication

02 Jul 2019
Call to pitch your book for publication

Deadline: 26 July 2019

Jacana Media is offering authors a once-a-year opportunity to pitch their books in person.

Last year was our second annual Pitch to Publication session and it was a huge success.

The Pitching Session

Authors are invited to participate in a 15–20-minute session where they will be able to pitch their book to a panel comprising three publishers and a high-powered bookseller.

External panelists so far include Sharon Naidoo from Exclusive Books. This is your chance to impress and persuade us in person to consider your work for publication.

We realise this isn’t an approach that will work for all authors, but if you would like to be one of the 20 candidates who will present at the Live Pitching Session on 28 August 2019, we encourage you to submit an entry on our website.

You will need to tell us why we would be interested in hearing your pitch. Take a look at the following websites for some ideas:
• The Art of Pitching
• What is a pitch session?

Accompanying your manuscript should be one page outlining:
• How you are going to help us sell your book,
• What target market you can reach with your book,
• How your book fits into the Jacana brand.

Jacana is accepting pitches for the following genres:
• Lifestyle
• Children’s
• Fiction
• Politics/Current Affairs/History
• Memoir/Biography/Autobiography
• Natural History/Travel
• Cookery/Baking
• Business
• Self-help

Submissions are open from 1–26 July 2019.
Queries can be emailed to: