High Concept Pitches

Jul 15, 2024

Online event


“High concept” might be the most rage-inducing phrase writers hear while querying or putting their work on submission. It might also be the most misunderstood phrase in publishing today. This workshop, led by MG and YA author Kit Rosewater, includes a discussion on stakes, tropes, genre, and setting—all crucial elements in determining how to flip a pitch from quiet to high concept. Bring your latest project, in whatever stage of development, to the table as we work on creating a query or submission letter that will make agents and editors sit up and take notice. A recording of the webinar will be available for 30 days following the event.

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About the Presenter

Kit Rosewater lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her partner and two small children who are bent on destroying the universe. She is the author of Books 1-3 in The Derby Daredevils, an illustrated middle grade series out through Abrams. Her debut YA, All's Fair in Love and Field Hockey, comes out in Spring 2025 through Penguin Random House. Kit has been a high school theater and English teacher, a bookseller, a Children’s Literature academic, and a creative writing instructor for adults. Catch her online at kitrosewater.com.