Scholarship Available for “Pitch” Program at MWPA




Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance offers a wide array of fantastic programming for writers, including “Pitch” which offers writers the chance to pitch their manuscripts or book proposals to agents from leading NYC-based literary agencies and editors from some of Maine’s largest publishers.

“Pitch provides the rare opportunity to make a literary pitch face-to-face in Maine, to make connections with agents, editors, and other writers, and to gain insider knowledge on the publishing industry,” explains MWPA.

According to MWPA, one of the literary agents participating in “Pitch,”  Saba Sulaiman, is sponsoring one three-pitch scholarship for a writer from a marginalized/underrepresented group currently living in Maine who can demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is open exclusively to people of color, indigenous, LGBTQ+, or disabled writers. The statement of need should address why this scholarship is a good fit for the applicant. Applications are due in the MWPA office on August 10 at 9:00 a.m. For more information, see “Pitch.”

Patricia Erikson blogs about Maine writers, travel, and science from a vibrant, literary community perched on Peaks Island, two miles off the coast of the beautiful and award-winning city of Portland, Maine. If you haven’t already, follow her on Instagram at @seashorewrite or subscribe to Peaks Island Press in the upper right corner at

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