New York

Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency

Pivot. Publish. Prosper.

The publishing industry occupies very different terrain than it did even a decade ago. With the industry shift from print to digital, new media for authors, the influx of content marketing, and revolving editors, freelancers—experienced and new—need to build their platforms while developing creative business strategies.

Never before has it been so essential for successful writers to Pivot in order to Publish and Prosper.

With more than 1,200 members, ASJA stands as the country's leading and most prestigious association of successful journalists, authors and nonfiction and literary nonfiction writers.

PNWA provides members with tools and opportunities to turn their writing dreams into reality.

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. 

May 5

ASJA Writers Conference
Client Connections

Roosevelt Hotel, NYC

Unicorn Writers’ Conference is uniquely designed to arm visionary writers with the practical know-how they need to get their manuscripts through the gatekeepers of the publishing world. Today, between multinational media corporations and global entertainment conglomerates, getting a publisher’s attention takes more than a great idea and a flair for the written word. Unicorn Writers’ Conference brings together industry insiders to offer rare tutorials on what publishers really care about, including how to market a book, generate publicity, select artwork, write a query letter, improve writing, and negotiate a book deal. Leading filmmakers and bloggers will give tutorials on how to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and social media services. Countless networking opportunities will be available throughout the day.

Rita's Conference Schedule

Founded in 1981, the West Side YMCA Writer’s Voice is one of New York City’s longest-running and well respected creative writing programs. Each class offers writers a great opportunity to generate new or hone existing material with the support of our faculty and writing peers.

Join us for our 2nd Annual
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 10 AM - 4 PM

March 24-25, 2017

Unicorn Writer's Conference
Reid Castle, Manhattanville College Purchase, NY

April 28-29

Books Alive Writers Conference
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, College Park, MD

August 19

Writer’s Digest Conference
Pitch Slam

New York Hilton Midtown, NYC

“All About the Author/Agent Relationship”

The fee for the conference includes your opportunity to pitch your idea or manuscript directly to professional agents. (You'll need to indicate what genre your manuscript is in your registration). We'll work to match your project with the most appropriate agent(s). Morning coffee and box lunch are also included.

The Pitch Slam is a rare opportunity to pitch directly to agents and editors actively looking for new talent to represent! It’s a high-energy experience that’s both an incredibly useful tool and a very tangible opportunity. Be your book’s advocate. After all, no one can tell its story quite like you. Other writers have successfully found representation at the Pitch Slam. Will you be this year’s success story?

July 20-23

PNWA Writers Conference
SeaTac Do College DoubleTree

Seattle, WA

February 11, 2017

How to get Published
The West Side YMCA

New York City