St. Louis Writers Guild is an astounding resource for writers in the Midwest. From workshops on the craft to talent rich book fairs, they provide excellent benefits. This year they're offering something new, Gateway Con. Metamorphosis Literary Agency will be there alongside Brick Mantel Books and many talented authors.
Pitch Session Pointers:
-Have comp-titles that give an instant screenshot of your story that stays
-Research the market for your genre and mention competitiveness
-Be prepared, with a polished manuscript ready
-Have a business card handy
-Show your author platform (social media, online bookshelf profile, blog, online/live fan-fiction/critique group activity)