Pitch / Critique Sessions

Present your work one-on-one to literary agents, editors, and publishing consultants.


Pitching your manuscript to an agent on Kauai can be both more casual and more productive than in a more formal setting. Agents accustomed to the high pressure New York publishing scene find this event a chance to unwind, relax, and open up to the unexpected. Like all of us, agents have their preferences and their quirks. Every agent loves some books that others don’t get.

The Kauai conference can be your opportunity to find the agent who is the right match for your premise and voice. We invite you to look through our agents’ websites, decide who seems the best fit for you, and sign up for one or more private sessions.

Pitch sessions are available for an additional $50.


The supportive and insightful feedback from these top literary agents will help you make your manuscript one that agents will want to read and publishers will want to publish.

Submit part of your manuscript to literary agents in advance and they’ll have a one-on-one feedback session with you at the conference. Instructions will be provided with your registration.

Up to 15 pages, double spaced. $95


The Kauai Writers Conference provides the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with prominent editors and publishers, including representatives of major publishing houses and leading exponents of alternative publishing. You will have the opportunity to submit excerpts from your work in advance and receive personal guidance on your best path to publication from the most knowledgeable and well-connected people in the publishing world.

Up to 15 pages, double spaced. $95